Bull shark

hey peeps been a while since ive been bothered to get on the computer but heres what i got wednsday last week. off th beach in the sound

my first time seeing and catching a bull shark at first i called it for a blacktip but when in close it became more apparent it was not like any other shark i had seen before, caught many blacktips and bronze whalers before but this was soo much stockeyer just a rough estimate would be about 60kg roughly 5 to 5 1/2 foot in length and had plenty more grunt.

caught it on 15kg mono running sinker with a metre of 120pound mono wth a big bait circle 8/0 pinned in the corner of the mouth, bat was a pretty hefty live yellow eyed mullet or (pilch) as some people call it.

Out of the water for a few minutes fought pretty well left right left right up an down the beach pretty tired first attemp to release just tilted and sank belly up, i felt devastated thought it had died, picked it up and walked up and down the beach for about 5 minutes got some sort of responce but not much let it go went about 3 metres n did same again had to get up to my shoulders to pick it up again, so for the next ten minutes up and down the beach near the waves to get more of that oxygenated water going through its gills and sped things up abit running in the water (felt like one of the ladies that you seen at the pools doing workouts) still no responce not even a tail movement at a third time gave it a good push and it just snapped out of the trance it was in and powered off.

felt gr8 to see it swim off.

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well done. would have put up

Thu, 2010-09-02 23:00

well done. would have put up a great fight. great to see you gave it your all to make sure it swam away. makes you wonder tho about what other sort of sharks are in close


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great fish mate! did you get

Thu, 2010-09-02 23:58

great fish mate! did you get that off the bottom?


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Fri, 2010-09-03 07:01

Great catch ! they have a nasty reputation, I think I can remember hearing of one taking a racehorse in the Swan maybe in the 60's ? amazing work on the rescus aqua aerobic style

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nice pooty

Fri, 2010-09-03 14:12

nice pooty are you fishiing this weekend

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nice catch mate! how long

Fri, 2010-09-03 16:07

nice catch mate!
how long was the fight?

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nice catch

Sat, 2010-09-04 07:57

and its good to see that not everyone kills them! Well done 

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Nice bully..

Sat, 2010-09-04 08:05

Ive heard of a few being caught in the sound lately including one on a soft placcy!

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cockburn sound or warnbro

Sat, 2010-09-04 19:07

cockburn sound or warnbro sound??


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solid fish man, and good to

Tue, 2010-09-07 08:25

solid fish man, and good to hear it was a successful release




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Great release, like to hear

Thu, 2010-09-16 22:59

Great release, like to hear those sorts of stories, and a great photo.