Land based shark fishing

HI guys,

just want to join land based shark fishing, and have no experience with it.

I heared someone caught big shark aroung ammo jetty and rockingham, just really want to try it myself.

and I am now planning to set up a shark fishing gear first, becasue i do not have boat, so mostly I will do landbased shark fishing, from jetty, pier, mole and beach.

I think a heavy gear for casting long distance is necessay, so for spinning gear set up, I think FIN NOR OFS95 may be a good choice, which can hold 500yds/80lb power-pro easy. however, I found it is hard to find a rod can match big line rate and good length 10 ft or more for casting, so if anyone has experience, can plz share you experince, I am glad to learn from you.

I am also wana to know how to set the burley for shark, and what time and place is best.


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 I've got 2 fin nor offshore

Tue, 2012-06-19 02:27

 I've got 2 fin nor offshore 6500 and they are great value for money, but IMO they don't cast well. Hence the offshore name. 

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What rod you use?

Tue, 2012-06-19 11:12

 What rod you use, mate? I found infor from fololida shark fishing, people there seems like use fin nor a lot for surf shark fishing

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I only use these reels from

Thu, 2012-06-21 17:27

I only use these reels from my boat, paired with fin nor offshore spin jig rods. I wouldn't recommend using the offshore reels land based because as I said they don't cast well, but they are a fantastic ballsy offshore reel.

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 i use a spin fisher 850 with

Tue, 2012-06-19 08:12

 i use a spin fisher 850 with 50 platypus super braid on a 12 foot ugly stick platnium  8-12kg and it handles the job fine. most people use big overheads like tekota 800s abs tyrnos 30s on lbg rods like a live fibre 15-24kg 8 foot 6 one. or just a shimano back bone. of woodies you cab just balloon of the end or slide bait but on the bottom there ia a lot of sting rays and.some times mulloway. north mole and cott gryone also fish well for sharks but lots of hammer heads but they are now protected i think. summer months are much more productive

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Not big rod needed?

Tue, 2012-06-19 11:23

So mate, you mean we do not need big rod, like 24kg or more for shark? And do you use burley for attract shark? 

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well thats ugly stick is a 12

Tue, 2012-06-19 14:17

well thats ugly stick is a 12 footer so its strong as but shorter rods i use 24kg. and umm nah i dont use it unless of a boat just live bait under a balloon and wait

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Okuma 8ft popping rod

Tue, 2012-06-19 17:09

what about Okuma Salina II 802SGT Giant Trevally Popper rods designed for heavy popper fishing are now here. An Extra heavy 24-37kg rated popper fishing rod 2 piece 8 foot in length.

does this one long enough ? pair with FINNOR OFS95

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Gary Howard LBG spin, 15-24kg

Tue, 2012-06-19 12:42

Gary Howard LBG spin, 15-24kg $300-$350

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Come up to Hedland. Plenty of

Wed, 2012-06-20 12:17

Come up to Hedland. Plenty of sharks off the town jetty. We dont target them, but we struggle with them on 300lb handlines while mulloway fishing. Id recommend using gloves that wont melt when the line rips through your hands...lol...Next time Im going to try police issue kevlar lines gloves...lol

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WHAT ! 300LB HANDLINES!

Thu, 2012-06-21 13:36

thats really incrediable !! what about a shark over 6ft, that power must be very strong, and how the pressue on your hand....

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mate, Sean66 doesn't use

Thu, 2012-06-21 19:01

mate, Sean66 doesn't use 300lb, he just doesn't have the strength to cope, i use 300 and have gotten one shark estimated at 8ft to the surface where the line was cut to free it, but have caught numerous sharks around the 5-6ft range, fights usually last less than 15 min, the key is knowing when to let it run and when to lock up but even then there has been some that just cant be landed with the 300, i want to try 400lb but would struggle to tie knots in that!

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handline cast

Thu, 2012-06-21 21:47

Amazing!

mate, so the handline reel is it just normal one, can buy in the tackle store? and does this method only can use in the deepwater jetty or pier, coz the handline can not cast long distance...

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yeah, ones we buy, we strip

Thu, 2012-06-21 22:47

yeah, ones we buy, we strip all the line off and tie the line to the spool, i have been down to this knot plenty of times, our handlines are only 100m and a good cast we get about 30-40m out, we are fishing strait into the channel here in Hedland so anywhere between 14-20m of water.

Cheers Yewie

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Hey I use 300lb and 250lb for

Thu, 2012-06-21 21:52

Hey I use 300lb and 250lb for the kingies. I just use gloves. I aint that crazy. lol

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where can buy the 300lb line

Fri, 2012-06-22 00:30

just checked the BCF ONLINE STORE, HARD to find the line rate over 100LB. you using 300LB mono line? around 1.5-1.8mm ?

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I had a 300lb handline when I

Thu, 2012-06-21 18:33

I had a 300lb handline when I was in Hedland just for shits and giggles, the hooks on that sucker were massive...never did get to use it...probably would've been dragged into the habour if one latched on! Everytime I was down there you'd see sharks without fail.

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Rockingham also has lots of ray and sharks

Thu, 2012-06-21 21:51

i often drive from perth to rockingham, the jetties in rockingham has so deep water, always get small sharks and rays.

think may can try handline..

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There are a couple places in

Sun, 2012-06-24 22:11

There are a couple places in Hedland were you can get 300lb mono. Usually a handline will last a season or two, depending on how many bust offs of course. When fishing for the kingies off the jetty its a 20-24oz snapper lead with a 10/0 Gamakatsu hook. So sharks are always a possibility. If you are that keen then come on up and give it a try. Nothing to lose except some line, hooks, leads...lol...

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Kayak deployed baits

Tue, 2012-07-03 13:39

I Use a custom 25kg rollered boat rod and a Penn Senator 9/0 with 80lb mono down to 4m of 100lb leader then 135lb coated wire.

I can keep around 700mt on the reel and I just kayak my baits out approx 250mt depending on the location of course and use a very heavy grapple in a mouse trap style rig.

 

The shorter rod gives the shark less mechanical advantage and you can get plenty of capacity without worrying about casting out.

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 Well said Jarlaxle...  that

Tue, 2012-07-03 16:08

 Well said Jarlaxle...  that sounds like a pretty solid setup and way you go about things.  

 

Whats the reason you go for a rollered rod? I have always steered clear of them for any landbased work, rollers and sand dont mix well. Just asking for trouble in my opinion.

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I already had it!

Mon, 2012-07-09 13:38

Fair Call bungel, easy answer mate I already had it!

I havent gotten round to replacing it yet mate I am maticulous in keeping the rollers clean but fighting a losing battle.

I got it a few years ago off fleabay, I should have mentioned that. My next one will cetainly not be rollered.

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 What about a penn spinfisher

Wed, 2013-08-14 11:50

 What about a penn spinfisher v 8500