Shark Fishing 1958

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    St Mawes, Cornwall.

    L/S of a Cornish harbour with buildings in the background and a boat sailing past in the foreground.

    M/S on the deck of a boat in the harbour, the boat is the 'Blue Rose', there are several people on it including a man smoking a pipe. M/S of two men on the deck. M/S of a young man in a green beret adjusting the ropes on the sail. L/S of the coastline as they are sailing away. L/S of the sea and the coastline in the background, part of the sail is visible in the foreground.

    M/S of people sitting on the boat and M/S of the sea and the front of the boat as it cuts through the water. M/S of a lady with her son pointing out to sea, and C/U of their faces. M/S of men taking the fishing rod out of the hold, they take it and lay it with some others. C/U of the fishing tackle.

    M/S of the sea swirling around. M/S of the fishermen getting more equipment out of the hold. M/S of a young man preparing his fishing rod, he picks up a hook and starts to tie it into the line. L/S of the sail and mast shot from a low angle. M/S of another fisherman fastening a butt holder round his waist, there is various other fishing equipment on the deck.

    M/S of the fishermen on the boat sitting around waiting. M/S of man putting on webbed harness. M/S of Clinton Powell baiting the hooks with mackerel from a bucket, he lowers it into the water. M/S of other people on the boat watching. M/S of Clinton lowering the line. M/S of a member of the crew strapping a harness onto Peter Ellis. M/S of other crew members being fitted with harnesses including mother and little boy. C/U of the woman doing up her harness.

    C/U of mashed pilchards and mackerel, called lure, being poured into a net. L/S of the mast and sail. M/S of the net being lowered into the sea. M/S of Clinton helping one of the fishermen and another crew member helping the woman. Various shots of them fishing. M/S of Peter letting out his line. M/S of the mother and little boy, and another man watching the action.

    M/S of Clinton. M/S of the fishing line in the sea being pulled down by the bite. C/U of Peter's hand reeling it in. L/S of one of the crew members standing by with a cosh. Various shots of the line and Peter. M/S of a crew member watching the action C/U of Clinton looking over the side and pulling the line up with a small shark on the end, it is a Blue Shark and weighs approximately 70lbs. L/S of the shark being pulled up and coshed over the head. C/U of Peter smiling.

    M/S of the shark upside down on the deck with its blood spilling out. C/U of Peter smiling, the camera moves across to the shark on the deck.

    Note: Quite a few shots of people smoking.

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    British Pathé
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    01:45:51:00 / 01:49:08:00
    CP 188
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    CP 188
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