The Shark Angling Club of Great Britain hold a three-day Shark Angling Festival each year.
It is held in Looe and normally takes place in the middle of July. The event starts on the Tuesday evening when the anglers and skippers attend the draw.
The draw process allocates anglers to boats. The intention of the draw is to have anglers fishing with different anglers, on different boats for as many of the three days as possible. This allows individuals to discuss the sport and exchange views with anglers and skippers whom they may not have fished with previously.
Anglers can however choose to fish with the same (one) colleague on each of the three days if they prefer.
The fishing is then held on the following three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The prize giving is held on the Friday evening and there are angler and skipper prizes for the biggest and most sharks caught and released. The combined length of nose to fork of tail and girth, measured in inches is recorded with each inch equalling one point. The most points win the biggest shark prizes.
This year the event will have some additional prizes. Details of these will be announced soon.