San Diego

Back for a Thresher Shark

Back for a Thresher Shark

Well the end of May certainly held a few surprises for me. Most of you know that I headed off to San Diego in search of the elusive Thresher Shark, I'm happy to report that the trip was successful and in catching the Thresher I completed the Royal Shark Slam, the last slam I needed for all three Royal Offshore Slams becoming the first and only person to achieve all 3 Royal Offshore Slams. A million thanks to Kelvyn and Jack, to all the skippers and crews without whom this would not have been possible.

Paul Andrews of South West News Service contacted Rob Kramer, President of the IGFA, based in Florida, who said Zyg is ''totally unique'' and described him as ''the world's greatest fisherman''.
He said: ''There are many awards out there for fishermen - and anyone can throw in a line, get lucky and pull out a record breaking fish.
''But this is something else. To achieve one Royal Slam is impressive but to get all three is unheard of. He is the first and maybe the last.
''These awards really are the considered the big one - the Holy Grail. They are spectacular - travelling to exotic places and chasing a specific species of fish.
''It is not about luck - you have to research, to know exactly where to go and when. Zyg is a character and by definition he is the world's greatest fisherman.''