I have a love-hate relationship with Tope. They are one of my favourite species to catch. Hard fighting with powerful runs and the whole element of danger handling a toothy critter on the kayak makes fishing for these small sharks quite exhilarating. Whist brilliant fun to catch, I have blanked far more times than I have caught when fishing for them and after several back-to-back blanks it can be frustrating to keep targeting them. Nevertheless, they present a challenge, and it wouldn’t be half as interesting targeting these fish if they were jumping onto the hooks every cast!