TUNNY IN ACTION (1933) film no: 1241


The 714lb Tunny specimen refered to above was, according to the British Tunny Club Records, caught by Miss Bibi Wild. The occasion is referred to in Mark Ross's book (2010) The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny pages 30; 35 89.

I think somewhere I have see her referred to as Dr Bibi Evans ... hope that helps you track her down ... or it might just be a 'red herring!

Regards, Colin Howes

Mon, 2013-01-07 19:27

I am pretty sure this film is one of Hardy's promotional fishing films of the 1930s, intended to show to angling clubs.

For anyone interested in further information about tunny fishing in the North East, Medlar Press published a book in 2010 by Chris Berry, 'Tunny'.


Tue, 2012-11-13 12:21

I caught the largest fish (tunny) ever caught by a woman in the British Isles. It weighed 714lbs and was 9ft 6ins long. My family fished in off Witby from a convrted Brixham Trawler called Georgiana on Sepember 2nd 1947. I have the mounted tail of the fish and many photos to ptoove it. Reference to this expedition ia still to be seen in Scarborough in the remnants of the Tunny Museum.

Thu, 2012-01-12 15:53

There is no name given to this comment but if the author is contactable we would like to have the opportunity of speaking to her about her catch. Perhaps our details could be forwarded to her?

Kind regards,

Jon Ward-Allen

Tue, 2012-11-13 12:25

Dear Jon Ward-Allen
The comment "I caught the largest fish (tunny) ever caught by a woman in the British Isles. It weighed 714lbs and was 9ft 6ins long..." was made by my mother Dr Bidi Evans (nee Wild). Colin Howes has spelt her name incorrectly, but it is not a red herring!
Best wishes
Charlotte Hurdman

Tue, 2013-04-23 08:34

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