Shark - What kind?

 Heres a few screen grabs from a dodgy underwater video of the shark I spent 45mins taming on PE6 jig gear on Sat. Just wondering what type of shark it is, obviously some sort of whaler? Estimate it was 3m+ when boatside, hard to tell from the pics. That's my rod tip in the pics too incase anyone was wondering... poor monster mesh couldn't handle it! 

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I'm gonna go Blue shark?

Sun, 2012-01-22 16:57

I'm gonna go Blue shark?

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thats a big for a blue isnt

Sun, 2012-01-22 17:01

thats a big for a blue isnt it

 

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im going to go wtf is that

Sun, 2012-01-22 17:12

im going to go wtf is that the top part of your rod and who tamed who?

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 Was thinkin a spinner?

Sun, 2012-01-22 17:14

 Was thinkin a spinner?

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Pecs are a bit short for a

Sun, 2012-01-22 17:17

Pecs are a bit short for a spinner.

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The fins are spot on for a

Sun, 2012-01-22 17:15

The fins are spot on for a blue, but 3m is a big one!

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It was actually more of a

Sun, 2012-01-22 17:30

It was actually more of a bronze/grey colour when it came to the surface though it doesn't look like it in the photos. Blues are quite blue aren't they?

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Silky Shark

Sun, 2012-01-22 17:53

Looks like a Silky shark imo. Definately not a blue. The eye is a giveaway. Blue eyes are large and completely black/ dark blue plus its head resembles a whaler.

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Could be right there, i

Sun, 2012-01-22 19:24

Could be right there, i thought they had a lobe off the dorsa that wasn't attached.

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yep agreed defo not a blue

Sun, 2012-01-22 22:30

yep agreed defo not a blue shark

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kill it??? eat it!!!!

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shit ben, it looks bigger now

Sun, 2012-01-22 18:44

shit ben, it looks bigger now in the pics.

how's the back/arms today mate??

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Woke up with a very sore left

Sun, 2012-01-22 22:54

Woke up with a very sore left arm and a stiff back.. Gettin to old for this!

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Some kind of Whaler! Is it up

Sun, 2012-01-22 19:08

Some kind of Whaler! Is it up north? Desent fins on it

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Silky

Sun, 2012-01-22 19:49

My semi educated guess has it being a silky shark. The pecs are not long enough for an oceanic blue but long and slender like off a silky.

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black

Sun, 2012-01-22 19:54

black whaler,  with a tail pattern like that  trustttt me 

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iam on with jungle jigger

Sun, 2012-01-22 20:32

$20 on the nose, $0 for a place, and Goodz how long did it take you to get to the boat? Blues are logs with fins and 9 times out of 10 will play dead all the way to the boat especially on heavy gear. Oh yeh congrats!!

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FEEEISH ONNN!!!

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Black whaler???

Sun, 2012-01-22 21:27

Strange that none of my books mentions a black whaler, including "The Field Identification Guide to West Australian Sharks and Shark like Rays"by R McAuley, D Newbound and R Ashworth of Dept of Fisheries WA,, Marine Fishes of Tropical Australi and South East Asia by Gerry Allen and Sea Fishes of Southern Australia by Barry Hutchins and Roger Swainston.

 

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Apparently what they call

Sun, 2012-01-22 22:04

Apparently what they call Dusky Shark over in the Eastern States

 

Ref: Shark 23, Page 14

The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South-Western Australia

A Field Gyuide for Anglers and Divers

Barry Hutchins and Martin Thompson

1995 Western Australian Museum

 

I would agree that this Shark closely resembles the illustration in this book for a Dusky Shark/Black Whaler.

Definitly not a Blue Shark though. Have dived with Blues before out near the Rowleys and they are HEAPS bluer, a massivly long pectoral fin and more pointy looking, aswell as having the black eyes like a Mako.

And yes i have seen and dived with plenty of Blue Sharks up around the 2-2.5m size so they can get quiet big, apparently up to 3.8m.

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such beautiful creatures

Sun, 2012-01-22 20:34

zip zip kick kick (of the tail)

 

 

 

 

 

GONE.............. wooosh madness loveeeee sharks (unless there eating me jigs)

 

 

pictures like these make your realise why a shark is totally bad boy

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Its deffenately a blue shark,

Sun, 2012-01-22 21:20

Its deffenately a blue shark, just looked it up in the identification book and its spot on

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defo u reckon? i can tell u

Sun, 2012-01-22 22:32

defo u reckon? i can tell u 100% thats not a blue shark

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Nah its a blue,, im just

Wed, 2012-01-25 14:11

Nah its a blue,, im just going on identidication book, all fins and everything are exactly the same

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Nose?

Sun, 2012-01-22 21:30

this shark has a far more stunted nose compared to the blues. 

also observe mouth shape and eye size.

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did you release it

Sun, 2012-01-22 22:33

did it release ok

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i am gonna say silky shark

Sun, 2012-01-22 22:47

i am gonna say silky shark aswell, you see them out at the fads quite often

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Cheers guys, im thinking

Sun, 2012-01-22 22:52

Cheers guys, im thinking maybe a silky too but don't think it had the long free ends on the dorsals like it should?
It released itself after snapping the 130lb mono leader that was tied to the wire trace. Glad I didn't lose any braid :)

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75% sure its a silky, only

Sun, 2012-01-22 23:05

75% sure its a silky, only thing i dont like the look of is that top dorsal fin. seems a bit long for a silky :/ deffs not a dusky as they are ussauly fat and more stumpy. and a blue, well come on if you look at a blue you can see the differnce straight away, good job landing him though man :) how deep was the water?

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Caught in 65m on a Sargent

Mon, 2012-01-23 07:37

Caught in 65m on a Sargent baker under a float in our berley trail. After hookup he headed straight to the bottom and I could gain anything for a good 15mins I recon.

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 Definately not a bluey,

Mon, 2012-01-23 00:00

 Definately not a bluey, dusky or silky. The bend on it's head and 3 small bottom fins don't match up...

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whatever it is

Mon, 2012-01-23 06:31

it looks exactly like the 3m ish bastard i spent over an hour on last season fishing for sambos especially the vey long upper tail lobe , my one was as fat as a pig though (probably from eating sambos).   cheers

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card shark?

Mon, 2012-01-23 07:59

consulting the marine fishes of north western australia book by by g allen and r swainston , by the wa museum,it appears to be

a long nosed grey shark , numb 22 in the book.

also known as a smoothfanged shark or inkytailed shark, grows to 3 metres, geograph bay northwards

carcharhinus brevipinna, i believe off the top of my head , haha

anyway studied your pics and compared , so thats my best guess.

 

either way there a backbreaker and a taxman.

 

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Goodz, nice fish.  Where was

Mon, 2012-01-23 09:04

Goodz, nice fish.  Where was it caught?

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Out off Ocean Reef mate in

Mon, 2012-01-23 12:48

Out off Ocean Reef mate in the 60ms.

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Makes sense.  I'm pretty sure

Mon, 2012-01-23 15:00

Makes sense.  I'm pretty sure it's a Dusky and it is this time of the year they move into water that is a bit more shallow than usual for pupping (although yours was a male).  The dorsal is too far forward to be a Silky.

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Probably not silky

Mon, 2012-01-23 13:17

the round edges on the pectorals dont fit. But I have no clue.

 

 

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which shark?

Mon, 2012-01-23 16:09

I thought maybe a dusky too, took my comparisons from the same site as Crasny - great information here -

http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/28_11941.htm