What Shark is This?

Where are they biting? How big was the one you caught?
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What Shark is This?

Unread post by stonedpirate » March 6th, 2013, 3:07 pm

Hello,

I went out a couple of days ago and bought a short boat rod and an alvey reel to fish for sharks from the beach using a kayak to drop the bait.

So anyway, went out this morning to tes tout the rig, within 5 minutes of dropping the bait (which was a whole mullet) my rod bent over and the alvey started screaming.

Reeled in this little shark and didnt know what it was so threw it back.

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It is my first shark and now realise i dont know the first thing about them :P lol

Probably would be able to recognize a great white or a tiger but other than that, no idea.

Thanks for an I.D :)

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Re: What Shark is This?

Unread post by Harb » March 6th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Seeing you only have 1 of them, I think it may be a lone shark........ :D

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Re: What Shark is This?

Unread post by stonedpirate » March 6th, 2013, 3:29 pm

hahahaha

cheesey, but good :P

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Re: What Shark is This?

Unread post by dod28 » March 6th, 2013, 4:37 pm

Well if the shark is lonely it might also have the blues.
I'm not a shark expert by any means but it looks like a Blue shark to me.

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Re: What Shark is This?

Unread post by monkeybucket » March 6th, 2013, 11:09 pm

Yeah dod 'm with you on that. Blue shark has a long snout and are usually a deep water swimmer. The Mako is similar with shorter snotter but has a mad set of biters in comparison and grows heaps bigger.

Blue shark features...
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Re: What Shark is This?

Unread post by stonedpirate » March 7th, 2013, 12:03 am

Thanks all, I have had the shark identified.

It's a Dusky Shark of the whaler family, similar to a bronze whaler.

Cheers

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Re: What Shark is This?

Unread post by Earp » March 10th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Very nice eating.

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Re: What Shark is This?

Unread post by ezzy » March 12th, 2013, 5:02 pm

yep, its definitely a whaler shark of some description. With the right preperation, the flesh on them especially at that size they are good eating.

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Re: What Shark is This?

Unread post by Dree Mon » March 12th, 2013, 6:12 pm

:lol: I've thrown back a few fish and found out later that those are good eating ^ ^ ^ , next time it's fillet and release into my guts, :drink:

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