Portland Shark & Tope

Portland Shark & Tope

In the UK there are only a few areas around where you can get on a boat and seriously target the UK's biggest and most powerful fish the Porbeagle shark, in 2017 Big Buoy Charters done just that. We have landed Tope (or what we like to call Portland Blue's) over 50lb and a number of Porbegale sharks with the largest over an estimated 200lb!

These trips will be approximately 10 hours long and with only 6 anglers per trip you will have the chance to hook and play your own shark!

4/6 rods will be set astern with float baits for large sharks. While you are waiting you will be able to fish for Tope, Spurdog, Smoothhound, Bullhuss and Conger with a rod each from the side.

As with all fishing we cannot guarantee a run but rest assured we will be working hard prepping and using chum mixes to help improve the odds.

Price per person for 2018 will be £120 per person or £650 for the whole boat, all heavy shark gear will be supplied and rigged and ready with our own hand made rigs. Rod and reels for the other species can be loaned or you can bring your own. On loan rods all terminal gear on must be brought with you or can be supplied on the boat and costs typically £5 per set. Please note that the area we drift is snaggy and you can expect to lose tackle so please insure you have enough or can buy enough to keep fishing.

Please message us regarding bait requirements, this can either supplied for a fee or you can supply your own.

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Depart Portland 0730, these trips are for 10 hours, Rods, reels and terminal tackle included in the price. Fishing for Tope can be done on the sides of the boat. We may have a scientist on board to record the catch and accurately record the sharks. Returning to Portland around 1800.

Max 6 people.