Shark Species
  Information: There are five species of Shark which anglers may contact in Irish waters. They are the Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), Thresher (Alopias vulpinus), Six gilled (Hexanchus griseus), Porbeagle (Lamna nasus) and the Blue (Prionace glauca). Of these, only the latter two are fished regularly, the others being mainly accidental catches. Shark fishing is very popular during the summer months on the south and west coasts of Ireland.
  Specimen Weight: Mako - 90.72 kg (200lbs), Thresher - 54.43 kgs (120lbs), Six gilled - 45.36kg (100lbs), Porbeagle - 68.04 kg (150lbs), Blue - 45.36 kg (100lbs)
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