TRUE BLUE CHARTERS
On True Blue we have been catching sharks, mainly Porbeagles, for over twenty years in UK waters. In recent times we have seen their numbers increase rapidly. This fact combined with increasing numbers of Tuna, mainly Bluefin, venturing into our waters means that the UK is fast becoming a Game Fishing fishery for 'Catch and Release" sport anglers.
Currently, Dec 2020, it is illegal to target the Bluefin Tuna, but lobbying and campaigns from various individuals and organisations mean that there is a real possibility that a "Catch and Release" fishery may be established here in the UK soon. In the meantime, we can only marvel at the frequent sightings of these magnificent creatures busting on the surface as we target other species.
Some of the links on this page will take you to other websites, videos and articles relating to Bluefin Tuna.
In 2020, True Blue was lucky enough to have been selected by Exeter University and CEFAS to work with the Thunnus UK research programme. This involved catching and tagging Atlantic Bluefin Tuna in and around Falmouth Bay.
Details of the programme can be seen by clicking on the link below.
This picture was taken from a report on the BBC's Autumn Watch programme shown on the 6th Nov 20