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A Q for the shark fisherman

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Im seriously thinking of having a crack at sharks this season of Broken Bay.  A couple of the many questions I have is for those that fish over the shelf for sharks.  Is there a prefered depth or is it manily dependent on your burley, and the second Q, do you guys turn your engine off, or do you keep it running all day considering how far off shore you are.  Thanks in advance.

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Preferably between 80-120 fathoms. That's the main drop off area for the shelf where bait tends to congregate. Engine off as you would be surprised how finicky some sharks can be and there's no use wasting all that fuel.

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Thanks for the info, looking forward to giving it a crack.

 

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Typically, how much burley would you go through?

 

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For those old enough to remember and not politically correct paranoid,.. If fishing with Bob Dyer 2-3 dogs an hour. 

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15 hours ago, letsgocrabbing said:

For those old enough to remember and not politically correct paranoid,.. If fishing with Bob Dyer 2-3 dogs an hour. 

I thought this kind of bait is/was popular only in Africa. 

Was it quite common in Australia as well?

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until gamefish aust banned the use of mammal flesh or blood many years ago...I fished out of lake mac for many years chasing bities..we used a mix of chicken mince ..fish mince..fish frames chunks or thrown out pieces of chicken from chook farm....some guys prefer mullet or salmon put thru berley pot..we used mince in bags as its quieter..we fished one bait weighted nearly on bottom and two baits on floats in slick..everyone does things differently...I have since gone to the gentlemanly art of marlin fishing...bahahaha 

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You dont have to go to far to shark fish. You could sit in the middle of broken bay heads to catch them.                             This time of year you will get pups inshore, mainly makos threshers and hammers usually between 10-40kg. The bigger females generally give birth after the gemfish season.                                      Burley wise, much the same as rick said, just make sure its constant. You can have them at the boat in 5 min or 5 hrs lol. Beer comes in handy.                      As for numbers of rods out we run 2 both on ballons. One set closer to the boat the other set up to 50-100M back.    And you are not a true shark fisherman if you dont swim to the closet balloon and back after 2 hrs lol

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Knew youd bite pmsl, as if i was gunna tell em the furthest lol

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On 27/10/2016 at 7:37 PM, finin said:

You dont have to go to far to shark fish. You could sit in the middle of broken bay heads to catch them.                             This time of year you will get pups inshore, mainly makos threshers and hammers usually between 10-40kg. The bigger females generally give birth after the gemfish season.                                      Burley wise, much the same as rick said, just make sure its constant. You can have them at the boat in 5 min or 5 hrs lol. Beer comes in handy.                      As for numbers of rods out we run 2 both on ballons. One set closer to the boat the other set up to 50-100M back.    And you are not a true shark fisherman if you dont swim to the closet balloon and back after 2 hrs lol

Ha ha' thanks for the info guys. Where is the best place to get large amounts of burley......fish markets?

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M8 some tackle shops sell specific shark blocks try ottos they may give you a place or they may have it. We go to a chicken joint off the M4, baida or something.

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