A proud group of anglers have showed off their huge haul of 20 massive sharks, caught in one boat in one day.
The five mates and one skipper reeled in the big haul of blue and porbeagle sharks in a 24 hour period.
All were returned safely to the sea by the group, who used mackerel as bait in order to reel in the mammals – the largest a 90lbs whopper.
The pals caught all the sharks over a single 24 hour period off the coast of North Devon.
They started on Wednesday, and by Thursday morning they had an impressive haul of 20 sharks – all as big or bigger than them.
The group, from Somerset and Devon, was made up of five anglers aboard the Reel Deal fishing boat, operated by Dan Hawkins.
Each fisherman landed two sharks each. The biggest was caught by Tom Clayton, 29, who caught one weighting 90lbs.
All were returned safely to the sea.
Tom said: “Every time I threw my rod into the water it was pure excitement not knowing what type of shark I was fighting and reeling in.
“Once hooked the sharks were out of the water for about 2-3 minutes but from the second they were brought out of the water they had buckets of water poured over them as their health and well-being was our main priority.
“It was a bit surreal to be holding them. They were smooth and slimey one way but if you rubbed your hand the other way it felt like sand paper.
“It felt like a massive achievement to have it in my hands but at the same time you have to remember what they’re capable of.”
Pal Toby Basset, 27, told the North Devon Angling News: “It was an absolutely brilliant day.
“A group of us took advantage of the settled weather and drove off the North Devon coast around 6am.
“I was first up and within an hour the first fish was hooked! A cracking beagle of 80lb but sadly it shook the hook.
“It was incredible to catch so many in one single trip. We even managed to catch a little beagle as we brought the lines in to go home.”