Bronze whaler Size limit?

Anyone know if there is currently a size limit on Bronze whalers, and if so can you provide a link with the limit shown.


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Yeah or if they are 2 big

Wed, 2008-02-06 17:26

Yeah or if they are 2 big they taste like Shit. I have read that they were thinking of making the limit 1.5m a couple of years ago.

A 130kg bronzie was caught up at jurien last week and the angler kept it... WASTE OF TIME

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Wed, 2008-02-06 17:36

Quote: Exactly what I said to the angler, though he is adament that if you hang the fish for 24hrs and bleed it properly it's just as good.

Maybe he had eaten one the same size the previous week -



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right one

Wed, 2008-02-06 17:55

Hi all you got to get the right one, a thick skin or dusky there is not to much betweem them and a big bronze is excellent{no mater what size i think} as if you get the right 1,the ribge on it its back is the biggest tell tall,a true bronze has not and the rest have one ,7 or 8 foot dusky #$%^ and a 7 foot bronze i think is lovely,well that is what we all eat at the fish and chip shop


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YEah it was definately a

Wed, 2008-02-06 17:57

YEah it was definately a Bronzie. Though I heard it was illegal for Fish n chip shop owners to use sharks over 18kg's.

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Sixe Limits for Whaler Sharks

Wed, 2008-02-06 18:35

Maximum Size Limit For Whaler Sharks

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The Minister for Fisheries has approved the introduction of a maximum size for whaler sharks. Whalers live for well over 30 years, mature at 16 years or older and have only a few pups every second year.

The maximum size of 70cm will be measured from the front of the large dorsal fin to the back of the small (rear) dorsal fin. This equates to a shark about 1.8m total length, 10 years old and 30 kilograms in weight.

Sharks older than this often also have high concentrations of mercury in their flesh.

There's a diagram in that link.

No minimum size limit.

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Thanks terry

Wed, 2008-02-06 19:54

Thanks terry

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yer i heard there full of

Wed, 2008-02-06 19:57

yer i heard there full of murcury

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You wouldn't of thought they

Wed, 2008-02-06 20:30

You wouldn't of thought they needed protection from the amount that showed up everywhere I fished in Port Headland a couple of weeks back.Yell


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Unfortunately some whaler

Wed, 2008-02-06 20:50

Unfortunately some whaler species are getting hammered - and most people cant tell the difference between species - sure they are whalers - but they could be one of the 20 or so species that is still common.