10th Grander for the Happy Hooker I

And finally: The Happy Hooker 1 weighed in its 10th Grander on  27th  June. Capt. Simon Bracey put angler Chris Lyle on the fish which struck at 1030 on a Bonze ‘Grimmel’ lure rigged with a single hook. The fish was caught in the deep water off the point of St. Antão & fought for about 3 hours before succumbing to the gaff. The fish weighed in at 1,017 lbs. It’s Cape Verde’s first »official« (weighed) grander so far this season. A shame it couldn’t have been on the 4th of July. No complaints, you can’t have it all!
There are some big ones about – HH1 released a fish the following day around the 750 mark.

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