Shark shields while fishing below 25m

 As the title suggests I'm gonna have a crack using a shark shield for some off my bluebone marks that I often get sharked Ive spoken to a few people and they have recommended to run the the shield 3/4 of the water column. Has anyone done this effectively. Any feedback or advice would be much appreciated. I will put the results in after the trial.

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Interested

Thu, 2019-07-18 13:09

 Very interested to see how you go. I have definitely read a bit about this practice lately and are very keen to give it a go. Look forward to your results.

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Sharks are thick up here this

Thu, 2019-07-18 14:02

Sharks are thick up here this year, might be worth trolling one in the billfish comp.

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new one

Thu, 2019-07-18 19:01

 Isnt there a new one out for boats.......pretty pricey!

Be keen to see if it works though.

 

https://sharkshield.com/product/ocean-guardian-fish01-pre-order/

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Keen on your report

Thu, 2019-07-18 19:22

 i think it's a great idea. What sort of shark shield do you have? I've red on one report here that they used one on the surface and one mid water and they thought it worked.

We're heading to Exmouth next year chasing paligics and was thinking of the shark shield idea.

3grand Percula that's heavy looks good I suppose you get what you pay for.. you hope

 

 

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Anyone tried magnets?

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:52

Anyone tried magnets? http://amp.abc.net.au/article/10034322

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 Now that's interesting!

Fri, 2019-07-19 07:54

 Now that's interesting!

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Yeah, I might give it a go. 

Fri, 2019-07-19 07:58

Yeah, I might give it a go. 

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I wonder what effect they would have

Fri, 2019-07-19 14:59

It would be interesting to see if they made any difference to the catch rate on cray pots. 

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Stainless

Fri, 2019-07-19 17:40

 You would need stainless hooks or they would stick to the magnets.

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Stainless

Fri, 2019-07-19 17:41

 You would need stainless hooks or they would stick to the magnets.

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Stainless hooks

Fri, 2019-07-19 18:52

All SS hooks I have used including expensive game fishing hooks marketed as SS are attracted to magnets which would suggest some ferrous content.  

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 Talking to a diver at Shark

Fri, 2019-07-19 21:37

 Talking to a diver at Shark Bay last year and he was saying that he had sharks around him when spearfishing and they took off when he switched his gopro on.

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I’ve got 2 shark sheilds

Sat, 2019-07-20 07:16

I tried one just hanging of boat and one hanging 15 meters below boat ( pinks last year). I found it worked to start with ,but after 20 mins easy feed got the better of sharks . Big bronzies. As if they got use to it ?