sharks nearly shelly?

hey guys did you all here about the sharks sighted at shelley? do you rekon it would be worth having a crack at? and if so wat would be the best method? cheers


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where abouts is shelley

Thu, 2007-02-01 07:59

where abouts is shelley hoju?

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I went down last night for a

Thu, 2007-02-01 08:45

I went down last night for a try hoping to catch one and put it up on the site today but had no luck! There was plenty of bait schools around to and i berleyed hard and put out two big baits but nothing touched them. Theres nothing to say they wont be there now though. Apparently there pretty big around the 2m mark would have been great fun. 200lb wire with two snelled 10/0 hooks, big running sinker too 100lb leader to main line (30LB) was what i used. I fish the canning river side near shelly bridge in the deapest part of water there. I have since found out that calm/fisheries are looking for them and dont know if you would get in trouble if caught fishing for them. I was only fishing for sport and would have put him back. Thats if you could stop em! I believe they only swim up that far (big ones) if there sick or chancing an easy feed but im not shore. Adam Gallash would no the go on that!

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Lol

Thu, 2007-02-01 09:15

Sheesh, don't make me out to be the man or anything Spess. :) I still haven't even started training yet, so I know about as much as you do. I heard about the bull shark eating the pelican the other day, but thats about it.

Shelleys on the 'southside' Colv. :) When you head over Canning Bridge way, well, last time I checked, not 100% sure.

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yeah

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:09

yeah its its near riverton ways. i went to mums point yesterday arvo thinking the channels there might be good...threw in about 1kg of mulies for berley but only managed a few bream on the light gear and the biggest yellow tail grunter ive ever seen lol might go there in a couple hours try again for him..mullet would be the go yeah?

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Large mullet strips or large

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:11

Large mullet strips or large slimy mackeral work best i reacon. Bait up and hang on!LOL

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seeing as its a bull shark,

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:17

seeing as its a bull shark, it wouldnt really matter what time of day i go there aye?...just berley up hardcore

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Id say on dusk and into the

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:21

Id say on dusk and into the night would be best but plenty of blood and sent in the water could attract anything! Give it a shot never know what will take a big bait. Just make sure you present it nice though so theres no doubt. Take a few strips as the blowies will hammer it during the day and give you the shits rebaiting. Thats why i always use to roda so ones in the water all the time! Just hope you dont hook two at once as that can be interesting !LOL

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ahhk.. wat spot is the

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:29

ahhk.. wat spot is the deepest part of water around that way? i always thought it was the channels at the foreshore (crosing over leach hwy) near the sticks.. and were could i get blood from lol?

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No blood

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:38

I would err away from using blood, because that would attract the sharks if say you cut yourself whilst wading etc etc. I don't think that promoting that sort of stuff is such a good idea, I would stick to your burley. Also, I would tend to do this stuff away from public areas, ie, where people go swimming because I would think that the authorities might have a word or two to you about doing so.

I just remember back to the guys that were swimming baits out on the gold coast to catch great whites, not exactly smart practice when there are so many swimmers/surfers in the area.

Don't want to put a downer on your efforts, just make sure you think about all the factors before going about it. :)

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That spot will be fine i

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:38

That spot will be fine i think but open water is better if its deeper because they will cruize up and down rather than going through snaggy contry! Well i think anyway. With the blood i use mashed up mulies and cattle livers or kidneys sorced from the butcher or what ever they have really bloody! Pently of fish oil as well. Berley hard at the start then keep a consistant flow chucking a hand full in every 10 mins or so.

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I also do agree with adam i

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:40

I also do agree with adam i only practice this away from anyone around even if there is boats out! Only at night i do this and very little is needed anyway. Be carful dont get in the shit!

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kk

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:47

yeah thats kewl i dont want to get in the shit let alone be responsible for shark attacks lol. bloods a no go then. with all the burly would there be a chance of a mulla?

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I would think so

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:56

You never know, but, I've always been told never to put all your eggs in one basket. So instead of having all your gear out for sharks, spread the possibilities and have one rod out for a mulla with smaller bait, no wire, etc, and one for shark. Murpheys law will always have the shark take the one that you don't want it too, but, you just never know... Let us know how you go mate.

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Always possible but i havent

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:56

Always possible but i havent heard of one getting caught during the day but i suppose it could work, drop down to 4/0 to 5/0 hooks in case!

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yeah i only have the one

Thu, 2007-02-01 12:08

yeah i only have the one heavy rod so i spose i should set up for mullas maybe use a heavier leader.. see how she goes...ive seen in wangler mullas being caught during the day in the canning river on lures tho that was a while ago, enuf burly should bring sumthign around tho aye?

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I tried the other night

Thu, 2007-02-01 12:10

I tried the other night for about eight hours down in that area as well.Used heaps of berley just chook pellets and pollard soaked in oil as well as crushed up mulies etc. Not a touch on the big lines but there were heaps of small bream and river yellowtail (grunter ) to amuse myself with while passing the time. They all got put back except for one of the grunter which I tried as a livie. Theres definitely enough food around the area to feed a Bully if he chooses to stay.
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yeah when i was there

Thu, 2007-02-01 12:37

yeah when i was there yesterday there were dolphins cruising about 2-3 mtres off of the shore, so there must be heaps of mullet there..me and a mate are gonna head to the first point on the city side of shelley bridge in about an hour, if anyone wants to jion us just pm me or post here cheers

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hahaha no sight of the shark

Fri, 2007-02-02 00:21

hahaha no sight of the shark aye plus the wind made me go to a secret spot near rivo bridge and ended up with a nice couple of bream no pics tho :P the deli owner near rivo bridge said that calm have bin going nuts to try and get him so hes prolly gone already :(

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Not to sound ignorant.

Mon, 2007-02-05 09:55

Guys not meaning to sound ignorant but I was always thought that the sharks are always about, I have heard so many stories of horses geting taken in the upper part of the Swan (years ago)But I must admit you dont here about them that often anymore (taking pelicans) but I still may have a crack at them, they may still be there "you never know".

Wish me luck!!!

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Residents?

Tue, 2007-02-06 17:58

I think you're right jimmy. Resident bulls are always in the swan i thought. Good luck with it mate. Hope you get into one or two. Might head out myself up there this weekend.

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