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 July. The event starts on the Tuesday evening when the anglers and skippers attend the draw to determine which boats the competitors are with for each of the three days.
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 (a maximum of two anglers can partner) colleague on each of the three days if they prefer.
The fishing is then held on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The prize giving is held on the Friday evening and there are angler and skipper prizes for the biggest (calculated estimated weight) and the most sharks caught and released. There is also a prize for the angler with the most cumulative calculated estimated weight over the three days.
The calculated estimated weight in lbs is determined by using the formula, (girth * girth* length nose to fork of tail)/800. All dimensions taken in inches.