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Rotto shark

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great picture

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:01

That's a great picture. 

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 Yep, nice photo.

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:21

 Yep, nice photo.


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Is it dead?

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:56

Is it dead?

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Mon, 2014-03-24 15:43

 I think the large gaping hole in its head with flesh hanging out of it, may potentially answer your question. 

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If not

Mon, 2014-03-24 15:11

If its not dead and it bit him, it would serve him right for being so stupid in grabbing a livie

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 Power in those things even

Mon, 2014-03-24 15:50

 Power in those things even at that size is incredible, you'd want it to be dead.


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Mon, 2014-03-24 17:14

I've been involved with tagging thickskins that size and bigger and they certainly took some holding while getting the hook out and carting them up to the bench to be measured, tagged and have a dye injected before being released. Got the adrenaline running that was for sure.

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gday carnarvonite.

Mon, 2014-03-24 20:50

How do you pick a thickshin?


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Tue, 2014-03-25 06:59

Thickskins are another name for sandbar whalers and the easiest way to pick them is by the bigger pectoral and dorsal fins and as soon as you grab one you will notice that the skin is rougher and "coarser" than your usual bronzie or gummy

Note to all, if you catch a thickskin with a WA fisheries tag in it, don't release it. Note where you caught it and when you fillet it cut a 6 inch section of the spine out and freeze it. Notify shark research at Fisheries and they will either collect it or tell you how to get it to them.

When they tag them and inject the dye it shows up like a growth ring on a tree stump when cut into a thin slice and looked at through a microscope, that way they can get its age and how well it has been travelling since tagged.