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Alison

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Thats one ugly fish!! I saw one one in Port Erin in the Isle of Man, scared the crap out of me:waterwork not anywhere near that big though.
Sure are nice to eat!! I love them :)
 

miles

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Now thats one HECK of an UGLY fish!!! Probably tastes great though. Why is it that the uglier a fish is, the better it tastes!!!!

Well done, Shaca!!!!

Just curious, is that a SMILE i see??? :D :D :D

miles
 

Benjamin Lecler

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Nice catch Shane! It's almost as tall as you!

Unfortunately not a smile, miles. It's just a mimic he does when he pulls something heavy! :D
 
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shaneshac

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Trust me I was not smiling. :D

Try lifting 23 kilos of slippery fish

Bloody Hard Work
 

island_sands

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funny that those fish are called "rape" in Spanish :)

the most delicious fish preparations i ever ate in Spain were rape...

really expensive in the market... well done Shac!
 

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First time I saw one of these was diving in Glouster Ma. I had a bag full of maine lobster. I came over a rock and a school of 8 to 10 were lying on the bottom. I had never seen one before so I went the other way. Well, I happened to look back and one was a few feet from my fins. He was opening his mouth wide! When one of these opens his mouth it looks like a canyon! It scared the ":+_#$ out of me. I had no weapon. I surfaced and it circled for a while and went away. I think it wanted my lobsters.
Ray
 

rcerdena

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Nice catch Shaca!
I imagine that you stoned the fish with the shot...it wouldnt be nice to go and grab such a thing after a shot!

Saludos

Roberto
 

Murat

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:hmm Smaller than previous one???

Nice catch, although its hard to belive it tastes good:D
 

Alison

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It is often used as scampi instead of Dublin Bay prawns, if youve ever eaten comercially made scampi the chances are youve eaten Monkfish. :)
 

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Awesome fish Shane! Tell us the story how you got it and did it put up a fight?
don
 
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Adrian

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Absolutely aweome Shane! Given your close relationship with the monkfish does this mean you are going to become a monk? :D :D :D

Adrian
 

shaneshac

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No Adrian, I am an atheist, but yes, it seems I have a close relationship with the Monks :D

Baur, I had a succesful DEntex mission yesterday. Did everything Dapiran taught me and landed a 2 kilo one after a huge aspetto.

The shoal was there but it man are they suspicious.

I have no time to write the story now, but yes the fish put up a nice fight. Swam around me twice and made a huge mess with the bouy line, shooting line and my buddies bouy line.
 

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nice catch, shaca!
i had diving with one with about 1,10m, head diametre, in a 22,0m of depth in Graciosa, Azores. they are very slow and allow the aprouch easly. me and my diving partner had been swimming on their back for a few minutes.
and sure they also have a lots of fun on the table... :))
 

Murat

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hey shane, is it possible to tell those "little" tips to us poor speros???:D :D :D
 

shaneshac

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Hey Murat,

Have you not watched Aspetto Dinamico Al Dentice by Giorgio Dapiran?

Dentex fishing is about as technical as it gets and he dedicated a number of years to catch this beautiful fish and has written a book and made 2 films about it.

Also try and watch Tutto Dentice by Gianfranco Donati (DVS)
 
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