Plenty of sharks
While not entered in to this years Carnarfin fishing comp the main thing that has been discussed between crews was the amount of sharks being hooked and eating hooked fish. The times one spent on radio duty and listening in it seem that at one stage there was at least 10-12 boats all hooked on to sharks at once up around Koks island.
I spoke to people down from Exmouth and an old bloke who is stopping on Gnaraloo for a few months and it was the same up that way as well. One rumour that came about was that a week back the fisheries vessel Naturaliste put out a 100 hook set line and caught 83 sharks, a figure I only could dream of while doing it professionally with up to 750 hooks in the water.
Either they consider opening the area up to shark fishing or its going to be a near waste of time going fishing because all you are doing is feeding the buggers.