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    Default Re: Do you like FISHING!

    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    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.
    We're here for a good time...not a long time

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    Default Re: Do you like FISHING!

    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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