jet ski and sharks

OK I MIGHT SOUND SCARED HAHA BUT HAS ANY 1 ENCOUNTED SHARKS ON A JET SKI FISHING. HELP ME DECIDE SHOULD I BUY 1 OR NOT PLZ..

 

 


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Not to sure

Tue, 2012-07-17 17:28

about jet ski's.  People been taken whilst being towed behind either a jet ski or small dingy. One off SA last year from memory. Fast moving water craft and noisey not likely to attract sharks.

 

But if ya fishing no different if ya were on a boat

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Only a hammerhead and quite a

Tue, 2012-07-17 16:43

Only a hammerhead and quite a few little reefies and whalers. Actually looking forward to my first white encounter

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 Just don't squeal like a

Tue, 2012-07-17 17:03

 Just don't squeal like a little girl as soon as someone mentions shark ;) 

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Pack of angry sambos>great

Tue, 2012-07-17 17:24

Pack of angry sambos>great white shark, everyday of the week. That was scary

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dont be scared of sharks, buy one of these these....

Tue, 2012-07-17 18:05

dont be scared of sharks, buy one of these these....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hghXtQwXm2Y

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Safe as houses

Wed, 2012-07-25 08:23

 

 

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Safe as houses

Wed, 2012-07-25 08:40

 I'm new to jetskis, but I feel safe as houses on my new FX HO, particularly compared to the kayak I fished from previously. 

The new models are as good as 12 foot long, it's a jet powered boat, way more stable, manoverable & powerful than a 12 foot dingy!

Encountering a shark on the kayak was always a worry, but at least on the jetski I can get away quick and it has a lot of weight to it. 

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jet ski and sharks

Sat, 2012-10-13 21:01

 got chased away from my favorite fishing spot the other weekend due to a 4.5m white pointer being in the area didnt see it myself as not too keen to get that close as ski is 3.5m only..

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 Keep and eye on this

Sat, 2012-10-27 08:31

 Keep and eye on this website.

http://www.sharkalarm.com.au/event/422

 

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 Lets say for arguaments

Wed, 2013-11-20 21:23

 Lets say for arguaments sake, a white decided to have bite of the ski, what damage would it do? Would it prevent the ski from motoring away? Often whites will circle and scope out anything intersting floating in the water, so if your attentive in most case theres ample warning depending on the depth / clarity of the water your fishing in. Im considering buying a ski next year when time is more available and to be honest I'm more concerned about other non fishing people on skis buzzing around.

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Had the boat nudged by a GW

Wed, 2013-11-20 22:23

Had the boat nudged by a GW only last week pushed the boat a little bit then it decided to chop on the berley dispenser on the transome and ended chomping off the transducer this was near rotto in shallow water

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 There was a video put up

Thu, 2013-11-21 01:16

 There was a video put up here a while ago, bloke jet ski fishing and big shark pops up, think he was in NZ , someone may have a link to it

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  hey Nathan, i wonder if you

Thu, 2013-11-21 21:12

 

 

hey Nathan, i wonder if you werent burleying if it would have behaved the same? did it spring up on you or hover for a while as i described?

 

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