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    Quote Originally Posted by matt2426 View Post
    Yes I acually did catch this fish with the exact same bait as last year the topper stopper was up in Canada for two weeks. fishing was very slow because it was so hot up there for the most part. but paid off with this fish i caught. i caught her at the end of the trip but looks like you also had a nice trip thats a good looking shark you caught there how long did that take you to catch?
    Thanks Matt. Looks like your hours of casting paid off at the end.
    As i mentioned i caught this thresher shark using a Helco deep diving lure. These sharks actually use their long whippy tail like a marlin uses its bill, and thrashes it to stun its prey, in doing so it struck one of the treble hooks which lodged in the very tip of its tail. We chased it down backwards with the boat, but it still managed to pull drag. I estimated the fight to last about 40 minutes or so, but my heart stopped when i finally saw where it was hooked, and thought i was going to loose it for sure.


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    Good work Matt and Joe...it's a labor of love hey...nice thresher Joe...are they an edible of catch & release species? They lurk about in the southern Aussie waters don't they? Very cool looking shark. Well done mate!
    Thanks Dan.
    Thresher Shark along with Mako are probably the best eating of all the shark species. This one certainly did not go to waste and was shared out between my mates family, and a bunch of friends back at the marina. I would not have kept it just to take a picture, but was informed that it was good tucker, and i hadn't caught or tasted one ever, and made the decision to harvest it.

    They do inhabit the cooler southern oceans of Australia but they had eluded me here...go figure i had to come to America to catch my first.
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    Thanks Joe. That's what I call a crazy hook up mate. Thx for posting the pic so we could have a squiz at it. I'm surprised you subdued it in 40 minutes but I guess you can put a lot of pressure on a fish you're backing down onto. Good work mate! I thought I had heard they were good grub, so I'm glad you got to try it and divy it up at the dock. Good on ya Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Thanks Joe. That's what I call a crazy hook up mate. Thx for posting the pic so we could have a squiz at it. I'm surprised you subdued it in 40 minutes but I guess you can put a lot of pressure on a fish you're backing down onto. Good work mate! I thought I had heard they were good grub, so I'm glad you got to try it and divy it up at the dock. Good on ya Joe
    Thanks Dan.

    I may have mentioned that i am on a committee of a local fishing club, called the Northern Metro Sportfishing Club. We recently held an event to help kids get into fishing. We managed to get the governing body of fishing the 'Victorian Fisheries Authority' involved and stock the local lake with 1000 rainbow trout, to help make our event a success. We also managed to get a major tackle manufactures 'Jarvis Walker' to support the event by donating rod and real combos to give the kids participating in the 'Kids casting clinic' where we taught kids how to cast.
    We had over 80 members and friends attend, and over 70 little rainbow trout caught on the day, but for me seeing the smiles on the kids faces catching their first ever fish was priceless.

    I arranged for the local paper to come out a few day prior to document the release of the trout so that the locals could also take advantage of the fishing in their local lake.

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    With the weather starting to improve here, Ive also been encouraging my son to come out more on the boat, and he was rewarded for getting out of bed at 4:00am to go chase a gummy shark which he has never caught before, with this nice model.
    Nothing beats eating fresh flake that was caught that same very day.

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    Awesome Joe. So great to give kiddos the opportunity to get into fishing! Good work mate.
    Nice gummy! Love those early mornings on the water and looks like a cracker day on the water as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Awesome Joe. So great to give kiddos the opportunity to get into fishing! Good work mate.
    Nice gummy! Love those early mornings on the water and looks like a cracker day on the water as well.
    Thanks again Dan....My dad introduced me into fishing when i was a toddler, so seeing families getting out there and enjoying it was a real buzz...you can see what i mean from this little clip i put together of the event and also the trout release


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