17/8/15 Tope in a safe pair of hands. A cracking run from this Tope had the rod under full compression and the reel screaming as the braid was stripped off the spool. It was a very hard struggle gaining line while retrieving the fish from 30m of water but perseverance is the key, some time later the Tope appeared at the surface, side on. The hook had slipped and caught in the middle of the fish making it a dead weight retrieval. We were rewarded with a big smile and a photo or two, the Tope was quickly returned to the sea and quickly swam off.