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 Seeing as the mulloway keep dissappointing me ive turned my targets to the swan bullies on the yak. Last week saw me drop one yak side i estimated at over 1m, this week my cousin sam joined me (sammy the salmon) and he had almost instant success with 3runs in twenty minutes and finally hooking up the third time. After a tense 10min battle on mono leader and having to beach the yaks to land it we had a 1.53m stinky bull shark on shore complete with remora. Pretty big shark for a heavily populated ski area. There are plenty more out there too

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That is a bloody top effort!

Wed, 2015-12-02 19:53

That is a bloody top effort!

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  Wicked, I gotta make the

Wed, 2015-12-02 19:57

  Wicked, I gotta make the trek to the river to chase them soon

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 There is plenty of them in

Wed, 2015-12-02 20:04

 There is plenty of them in there!

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 For sure, been a while since

Wed, 2015-12-02 21:24

 For sure, been a while since my last one tho!

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 that will give ya a nasty

Wed, 2015-12-02 20:10

 that will give ya a nasty nip

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Good fish

Wed, 2015-12-02 20:17

 Nasty critters.

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Unreal !!!

Wed, 2015-12-02 20:24

 Haven't seen a bull shark pic out of the 

swan for a while !! I do remember a fella 

name Daniel westerdun or something like 

that !! Having a fair bit of success with em! 

Nice work bud !! Cheers pirate

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 That's crazy! Nice work man!

Wed, 2015-12-02 20:27

 That's crazy! Nice work man! Did you release it?

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 Good times!!!Same time next

Wed, 2015-12-02 20:27

 Good times!!!

Same time next week?!

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 Yeah twas released. No need

Wed, 2015-12-02 20:34

 Yeah twas released. No need to kill it for no reason. Shit yeah sammy! Gonna test my therory of my wire was scaring them off. Haha my only idea as to why i didnt get a hit and you got three.

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 Good on ya 

Wed, 2015-12-02 21:27

 Good on ya 

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Sad to say

Thu, 2015-12-03 12:20

I wish this wasnt something that went back, end up with water ways like the eastern states..full of them.

 

Our beaches need shark nets, river will be next.

 

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 Thats a fair call, and i

Thu, 2015-12-03 13:03

 Thats a fair call, and i agree but what the hell were we gonna do with 40+kg of smelly arse bull shark certainly wasnt gonna slap it on the yak and paddle back with it. I guess with that many skiers in the water every weekend something woulda happend by now until it does il release them.

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Great Catch

Thu, 2015-12-03 13:29

 

Rob, dont blame ya, messy pain in the ass that would be. I'm sure there is a good population in there.

last attack was 1968, last fatel was 1923.

Did you report it at all ? 

 

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 Yep, I sent pics and a

Thu, 2015-12-03 13:40

 Yep, I sent pics and a description to Swan River trust, who passed my email to the Water Polic/other authorities etc.

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So just who is going dragging for prawns this summer

Wed, 2015-12-02 20:47

And just who is going to take the deep end of the net, not this little black duck that's for sure.

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Great catch thats definately

Thu, 2015-12-03 09:56

Great catch thats definately on my list

Are you running live baits on circles?

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 Live Grunter for this one

Thu, 2015-12-03 12:31

 Live Grunter for this one Luke, on a Mustad Hoodlum live bait hook (can't remember the size)

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 Its a sight to see these

Thu, 2015-12-03 15:55

 Its a sight to see these things free jumping in the middle of the day. Seen it twice in one day last summer, probs 2m outta the water flipping like a mako would do. Crazy shit we should start towing seal decoys behind the yak sammy and get some footage for current affairs to put their crazy spin on it bahaha.

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Ha!

Thu, 2015-12-03 16:51

Ha!

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Cool

Thu, 2015-12-03 17:03

Cool to see someone getting a few, a lot more of them than people realise, but they don't seem to bother anyone swimming.
Great pictures mate, thanks for posting the report.

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 Nice catch mate, well

Thu, 2015-12-03 20:56

 Nice catch mate, well done,does anyone whats the farthest up the river theve been caught ?

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 Some caught up past

Fri, 2015-12-04 12:11

 Some caught up past Guildford fairly regularly

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What a Top Catch

Fri, 2015-12-04 12:01

 and out of a yak. Great fishing there, well done. 

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 Thats interesting i do a bit

Fri, 2015-12-04 15:53

 Thats interesting i do a bit of bream fishing around Guildford. I was planning on having a go for sharks when im over in January might have a go in the river, these seem i nice size to target for my first foray into shark fishing. I got myself some stepped up gear together anyone catch bulls up there and got any advice for me. Rob90 interesting you think that the wire could be putting them off, ive heard that before do you think theres something in it ?

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 Gotta be in it to win it,

Fri, 2015-12-04 16:46

 Gotta be in it to win it, throw a bait out at night and see what happens. As for the wire theory when ya using the same bait in the exact same spot and  i had two rods out sam had one except he was using mono i had wire, in 1 houre he had two runs and caught the shark i got squat, where as last week i was using mono and i got one but got bitten off and didnt have any replacement gear so i left so i would say that wire some how is spooking them or not presenting the bait propely i dont know, this week im going to try some 100lb mono and hope they dont get through that

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 Don't need heavy gear to

Fri, 2015-12-04 16:47

 Don't need heavy gear to target these smaller sharks, general purpose 20-30lb spin tackle will get the job done.

If you use wire, I'd suggest light 7 strand wire up to about 100lb, otherwise just 100lb mono leader with circle hooks will land 9/10 sharks up to about 1.5m.

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 Yeah the smaller the gear

Fri, 2015-12-04 18:05

 Yeah the smaller the gear the more fun, just need good leader to stop the bite factor. They burn their energy with really quick runs and direction changes and jumps. So you dont really need big stopping power. And on a yak the last thing you want is big gear, sam almost found that out the hard way.

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 Thanks guys sounds good ill

Sat, 2015-12-05 00:05

 Thanks guys sounds good ill have a go and let you know if i do any good. 

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Excellent

Sat, 2015-12-05 20:11

Great capture for the river and off a yak to boot.

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