​LATHAM ISLAND, TANZANIA. THE LAND OF GIANTS

      ​LATHAM ISLAND, TANZANIA. THE LAND OF GIANTS

      On the back of Marc Towers trip here in 2012 - worldseafishing.com/forums/thr…hing-trip-report.1475424/ - two fellow Club members were similarly tempted; the potential for those monster Dogtooth Tuna. Conditions weren’t perfect - water temperatures were high, sharks were a problem and the arrival of some of the pelagic species had been delayed but ……what a trip!

      On their short trip they ended up landing five Dogtooths - two of them monsters. One went 209 and the other 237lbs! And at 237lbs it’s a potential IGFA All Tackle record, besting the current one by 6lbs.

      It wasn’t only Dogtooth though. They had two Broadbill Swordfish, the best around 200lbs, trolling at night and a range of other species, including GTs to 65lbs.

      They’re the bald facts but I think this report much better illustrates the sheer excitement the two experienced - facebook.com/thetravellingangler/posts/895175763853046 . There’re other images on the two guys personal Facebook pages here - facebook.com/jon.patten.9?fref=ts and here - facebook.com/rritalin?fref=ts .
      Dave
      Honorary Life President
      Sportfishing Club of the British Isles
      sportfishingclub.co.uk
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      Jon Patten's 237lb Dogtooth Tuna, and some of the other species.
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      Dave
      Honorary Life President
      Sportfishing Club of the British Isles
      sportfishingclub.co.uk