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  1. Onthillside

    Big shark Botany Bay

    Hi Guys, The footage has been viewed by a number of experts and it is either a Bronze or Dusky Whaler shark. thanks for all your input. cheers
  2. Onthillside

    Big shark Botany Bay

    I’m not sure why it has turned out like this. It’s odd because I loaded it on here with my iPad. I have the footage on my iPad and can see it no problem, but I can’t see it on this page when viewed on my iPad. Any suggestions on how to fix this? thanks
  3. Onthillside

    Big shark Botany Bay

    Thanks heaps for all the comments guys. Most people are leaning toward some kind of whaler. I have sent the footage to a friend (marine biologists) who will be in a conference this week with a heap of shark gurus so might get a positive ID. really was just pure luck for us to hook it and to have it on long enough to get some footage. I think it was a once in a life time opportunity for me. i might also add, I have been talking about going shark fishing with my mate for a long time. We never actually ever went out on a trip. This was not planned at all and I have to admit I’m not really keen on going shark fishing again any time soon. When I realised I had hooked a shark the adrenaline was pumping and it was very exciting, but when it came out of the water and we saw the size of it, i could feel the blood draining from my face and the pale ghost look coming on hahahaha it was an absolutely scary moment and I have a healthy enough respect for these guys to not attempt fate again ?
  4. Onthillside

    Big shark Botany Bay

    Thanks heaps for the comments guys. Still trying to work out exactly what type of shark it was, if anyone has a mate in the know to help. I’m thinking Bull or Spinner but not sure. It was easy 3m plus and that’s not trying to brag but trying to help identify it, also very very fat/round and not slim at all. cheers
  5. Onthillside

    Big shark Botany Bay

    Thanks mate. Yeah I had a little break from fishing for a few minutes haha
  6. Onthillside

    Big shark Botany Bay

    Not 100% sure but 2 opinions are bull shark or spinner shark. Happy if someone can confirm either way. cheers
  7. Onthillside

    Big shark Botany Bay

    I’m not sure what’s wrong, I actually can’t see it on my iPad either
  8. Onthillside

    Big shark Botany Bay

    Hi guys, first post for me, so will try and make it informative. I bought a new rod and reel with the intention of getting into some nice king fish if I could find them. Around 11am me and a mate set off in a 4.2m tinny from “the hole in the wall” boat ramp heading into Botany Bay. As the is no fish finder in the little tinny it was always going to be a back to basics trip. We headed over to Molineaux Point and did a number of drifts using hard body and soft plastic lures with no luck. It started getting a bit windy so we went around the western side near the runways to escape the wind. Our very first fish was a yakka that my mate hooked on a micro jig. I quickly set up the new rod for our little catch to see if we could turn it into a bigger catch. After 10-15min we noticed the police boat cruising over to us, our little live bait was still in the water and everything was in order with us so we were not stressed. Just as the police boat got to us the unmistakable scream of the new reel. As I was the operator of the boat and just happened to be the one holding the rod and screaming reel I probably could have passed the rod to my mate while I attend to getting my boat license out of my wallet...............HELL NO! I kept fighting the fish, swapped seats with my mate and told him where to find the license in my wallet. All was good with the check and the boys in blue decided to stick with us out of curiosity to see what we had. 20min later and not even close to landing the fish they left. A total of 45min and some bloody awesome teamwork with my mate keeping us right near the monster as it traveled all over the bay it came to the surface with a big jump!!! F*#k me it’s a big shark (a conservative estimate of 3m) I said in a calm voice hahaha. With the GoPro on and my mate holding it and driving (still doing a bloody awesome job) it came up for another massive jump, this time cutting the line with its first spin. What a christening of the rod. Rod was 15-30 terez, reel 5000 twin power, line 30lb braid with 30lb leader. audio left off for good reason as we my have been a bit excited lol enjoy the video oh and after we settled down we also got onto a large school of Taylor and had a heap more fun, and my hands never touched the water again to get the fish slime and smell off them hahaha 03F9430B-BB1B-4DC9-8990-69A8DF4A8C8B.mov