3 down , a billion or 2 to go

 No work today so fishing it was. Kept 3 sharks all around 700 long and let another 5 go. Lost a couple of queenies,  they certainly love to jump when hooked. Got a good feed so no complaints 

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Tally

Wed, 2022-01-26 07:56

 

It would have been interesting to see how many sharks you have caught if you kept a tally Russ, number would be getting up there now.

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 At a rough estimate it would

Wed, 2022-01-26 16:00

 At a rough estimate it would be around the 100 to 150 range. Been getting lots of them so no shortage of food here

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Fins left on..?

Fri, 2022-01-28 05:24

 It is my practice to remove the fins ASAP.  Theory being they contain ammonia that may contaminate the flesh.  I take it that is not your experience.

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 It's a falsehood. As

Fri, 2022-01-28 06:09

 It's a falsehood. As mentioned by ex pro sharkfisher Carnarvonite , bleed out, gut and wash out the blood line along the spine thoroughly that's what causes the ammonia seep.

It's the way I do it now with all the small sharks I get and the flesh is beautiful. 

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Thanks

Fri, 2022-01-28 09:58

 Thanks Andy, put it better than I could have in less words.

Cutting the fins off only takes handles for carrying them off, the brown strip behind the gut down the spine is where the ammonia comes from and the quicker it is removed the better the flesh will be'. All the sharks I catch now are still kicking in the icebox after they have been cleaned, luckily it takes me under a minute to clean and remove spine if needed after many years of practice

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Would love a video

Sat, 2022-01-29 08:22

Hey Canarvonite,

 

if not too much trouble would love a video of you cleaning to see how it's done.

cheers

paul 

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Agree

Sat, 2022-01-29 09:29

A video of what you woul be helpful, and if we start eating more sharks, maybe that'll help our issue.... 

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Cleaning sharks

Sat, 2022-01-29 09:44

 Many moon ago I put a thing on the site on how to clean them, not a video though I will try to catch one and get missus to record it when I clean it.

How to do it

Cut tail off.

Cut across the back of the head where you see the small crease above first joint in its spine taking care not to go through into the throat.

Roll it on its back and grab a front fin, cut from behind the fin following the gill cavity along to the head where you cut through the spine and the point under its chin. Do the same to other side of shark so that the chin cuts meet up

Remove both pelvic fins, cutting deep enough to remove the 2 small bone underneath

Cut from its vent up the belly to where the 2 chin cuts meet up.

Put one hand under its head and bend it towards it belly, if you have done your cuts properly it should come down and bring the throat and innards with it, Drag it down past the bottom of the belly cavity and cut it off.

That will have exposed the brown strip along the spine , this has to all come out.

Once this is removed wash it and make sure the small hole down the spine through to the tail is clear as blood can block it and go rotten.

 

Hope this helps those who have problems cleaning them, practice makes perfect and to save your knife's edge, cut from the inside out by pushing the point of the knife under the skin first then slicing upwards

 

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Thanks

Sun, 2022-01-30 12:26

This is a big help, now to go catch some 

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 Cheers for those that

Fri, 2022-01-28 10:29

 Cheers for those that confirmed the way I do my shark. On ice within  minutes of being landed. Fantastic tasting imo . The little ones taste the best and even better after freezing 

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