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Old 04-07-2008, 00:10   #1
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a deckie on a shark fishing boat out of Gove in NT.

Were you guy's sharking for grey's? You know those abalone divers in SA are crazy (plenty of big sharks down there )

Here's a couple of pic's of some sharks (sorry about the quality, they're low dpi (quick) scans with some minor gamma touch up in gimp).

Click the pic's to enlarge.


Mid size blue shark (6').

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Mako shark (10'+). Was hanging around the boat being a PITA. We threw over the shark hook & it took the bait. Note the cut behind its head, that was from it swimming under the prop (although we were trying to keep him on the surface).

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And here's its head (my current avatar).

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Here's another big one that was swimming around us being a PITA & took the hook This one got caught up in the rope & floats (end of longline). We just wrapped up his tail & towed it backwards for a while (trying to drown it), this makes it easier (& safer) to cut off its head.

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Head nearly cut off. We've done this in the past on another, we were about half way through its head & it woke up & took off (broke off the hook) back down into the water, don't think it would've lived too long

As you're probably aware, you've gotta have your wits about these sharks, even on deck as they can surprise you & fishtail around & lock (bite) onto you (this happened to a NSW fisherman a few months back). I've had smaller Mako's try to attack me on deck but the big ones you gotta deal to them quickly.

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This is the head of another (caught while “laying to” overnight while trolling on the tuna).

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And here's the jaws of another one caught on the tuna (this pic was taken in Picton (Wheels hometown), to the left is the car bridge for the ferries).

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Edit: hmmm... maybe I should've put this in the gallery, instead of plastering your thread, sorry cagney
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Old 04-07-2008, 00:29   #2
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Were you guy's sharking for grey's?


We where sharking for just about anything that got stuck in the net...., preferably around 5 feet. Those made a nice fit in the trays when processed. Anything bigger than that was filleted and sold on the local Oz fish and chips market. The rest including the fins went to Taiwan, if I remember right.

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"As you're probably aware, you've gotta have your wits about these sharks, even on deck as they can surprise you & fishtail around & lock (bite) onto you.."

True..., always had a machete handy. From a handling point of view I liked the hammerheads with their built in handle.You had to be really careful with the sword sharks though. Nasty piece of "handle" on those. Luckily you only find them on mudflats and in rivers.

Ok, I better stop here. Gribs aren't even close to sharks. Maybe there should be a separate shark-thread a well.....

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but why not put the pics in the gallery anyway?

Good point, will get onto it soon

The only sharks we really sold (for "fush 'n chups" ) were the grey's. The blue's & mako's we could sell the fins, but the mako's have a high mercury level & the blue's don't taste too good.

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Ok, I better stop here. Gribs aren't even close to sharks. Maybe there should be a separate shark-thread a well.....
I'm sure there's a *nix program out there with the word "shark"

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I'm sure there's a *nix program out there with the word "shark"


No problem mate, try Wireshark: Go deep.
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This is one confusing thread!!!
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Yeah hopefully I will get it cleaned up at some time. I stuffed up trying to navigate the software and trying to get a few posts from one thread to a new thread. But wheels had a boo boo.
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Many thanks to Wheels for moving the thread text, here's the pic's again

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a deckie on a shark fishing boat out of Gove in NT.
Were you guy's sharking for grey's? You know those abalone divers in SA are crazy (plenty of big sharks down there )

Here's a couple of pic's of some sharks (sorry about the quality, they're low dpi (quick) scans with some minor gamma touch up in gimp).

Click the pic's to enlarge.


Mid size blue shark (6').

Click image for larger version

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Mako shark (10'+). Was hanging around the boat being a PITA. We threw over the shark hook & it took the bait. Note the cut behind its head, that was from it swimming under the prop (although we were trying to keep him on the surface).

Click image for larger version

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And here's its head (my current avatar).

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Here's another big one that was swimming around us being a PITA & took the hook This one got caught up in the rope & floats (end of longline). We just wrapped up his tail & towed it backwards for a while (trying to drown it), this makes it easier (& safer) to cut off its head.

Click image for larger version

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Head nearly cut off. We've done this in the past on another, we were about half way through its head & it woke up & took off (broke off the hook) back down into the water, don't think it would've lived too long

As you're probably aware, you've gotta have your wits about these sharks, even on deck as they can surprise you & fishtail around & lock (bite) onto you (this happened to a NSW fisherman a few months back). I've had smaller Mako's try to attack me on deck but the big ones you gotta deal to them quickly.

Click image for larger version

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This is the head of another (caught while “laying to” overnight while trolling on the tuna).

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And here's the jaws of another one caught on the tuna (this pic was taken in Picton (Wheels hometown), to the left is the car bridge for the ferries).

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Wow, you got some great pictures there and I bet it was an amazing experience as well.
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