THESE pictures show a group of anglers who caught TWENTY massive sharks of different species off the British coast in one boat - in one day.

The five mates and one boat skipper reeled in the impressive haul of blue and porbeagle sharks in a 24 hour period.

They used mackerel as bait and relled in 20 sharks - the largest a 90lbs whopper.

The pals, from Somerset and Devon, caught all the sharks over a single 24 hour period off the coast of North Devon.

They started on Wednesday (July 11) and by the Thursday morning they had an impressive haul of 20 sharks - all as big or bigger than them.

The group was made up of five anglers aboard the Reel Deal fishing boat, operated by Dan Hawkins.

Each fisherman landed two sharks each.

The biggest was caught by Tom Clayton, 29, who caught one weighting 90lbs All were returned safely to the sea.

Tom said: "Every time I threw my rod into the water it was pure excitement not knowing what type of shark I was fighting and reeling in.

"Once hooked the sharks were out of the water for about 2-3 minutes but from the second they were brought out of the water they had buckets of water poured over them as their health and well-being was our main priority.

"It was a bit surreal to be holding them. They were smooth and slimey one way but if you rubbed your hand the other way it felt like sand paper.

"It felt like a massive achievement to have it in my hands but at the same time you have to remember what they're capable of.''