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Hi Raiders

Went to browns today on a charter boat

Headed out in sloppy conditions in 20 to 30 knots winds and 3m swell just had to hang on as the conditions were not so good but forecast was for winds easing for the arvo.

Trolled skirts a little but no hook ups so we decided to cube and at the same time the put out a shark bait and it didn't take to long for a mako to come up the trail and nail the bait.

As soon as the hook found its mark it was'nt to happy as it jumped out of the water and took off on its first screaming run. It took around 40 mins to land my first mako and boy was i stuffed afterwards.

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Hi Raiders

Went to browns today on a charter boat

Headed out in sloppy conditions in 20 to 30 knots winds and 3m swell just had to hang on as the conditions were not so good but forecast was for winds easing for the arvo.

Trolled skirts a little but no hook ups so we decided to cube and at the same time the put out a shark bait and it didn't take to long for a mako to come up the trail and nail the bait.

As soon as the hook found its mark it was'nt to happy as it jumped out of the water and took off on its first screaming run. It took around 40 mins to land my first mako and boy was i stuffed afterwards.

wow that last pic is scary haha..

did you guys land anything else on the charter?

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What does one do with a dead shark that big?

I'll second to that as i was about to ask the same question

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Nice shark. Good question, Im keen to hear what you guys did with it too.

i hear they taste good, and you could feed your whole extended family :1fishing1:

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you dont know what to do with a shark? Fillets galore, and good tasting too. Oh and shark fin soup, i just drool at the thought of it. Go to a restaurant and you will be paying $30 for a tiny little bowl.

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Just a gentle reminder of site rule 15, folks:

15. No criticism of legal catches and/or inappropriate imposing of C&R views in fishing reports

Congrats on your Mako, mate

Regards

Hodgey

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That is soo crazy. ive never seen anything like that before.. only in fishing shows have i seen people catch things like that

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Great Shark mate - well done.

How big did it go on the scales?

I was on a charter once when we caught a big Mako - not many takers for the fillets so i took plenty home. Very very tasty and still great after being frozen! One of my favourite fish flesh to eat along with a few :beersmile:

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Great Shark mate - well done.

How big did it go on the scales?

I was on a charter once when we caught a big Mako - not many takers for the fillets so i took plenty home. Very very tasty and still great after being frozen! One of my favourite fish flesh to eat along with a few :beersmile:

it was close to 120kg

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I'll second to that as i was about to ask the same question

Jack,

The world shark population is down by 70% and it seems a waste to keep killing these beautiful fish and then dump them at sea, maybe I am overprotective of our ocean

Ross

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Nice Mako mate. :thumbup:

Robbie.

Ps. I was the younger guy working on the boat deck at the weigh station where you guys weighed it :D

yeh you looked around 20 years old :1prop:

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Jack,

The world shark population is down by 70% and it seems a waste to keep killing these beautiful fish and then dump them at sea, maybe I am overprotective of our ocean

Ross

"15. No criticism of legal catches and/or inappropriate imposing of C&R views in fishing reports" :1prop:

With respect Ross, One fishermans once in a life time catch is not going to affect the world Mako population.

The fish was filleted and shared amongst the crew from what I saw. Then the carcass was disposed of at sea. Nothing illegal or immoral there.

Robbie. :D

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"15. No criticism of legal catches and/or inappropriate imposing of C&R views in fishing reports" :1prop:

With respect Ross, One fishermans once in a life time catch is not going to affect the world Mako population.

The fish was filleted and shared amongst the crew from what I saw. Then the carcass was disposed of at sea. Nothing illegal or immoral there.

Robbie. :D

yes top catch and ill be around for some yummy fillets tee hee

well done

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Jack,

The world shark population is down by 70% and it seems a waste to keep killing these beautiful fish and then dump them at sea, maybe I am overprotective of our ocean

Ross

Yeh maybe you are Ross and be very mindful of the Site rules as thay apply to everyone.

Swordfisherman

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"15. No criticism of legal catches and/or inappropriate imposing of C&R views in fishing reports" :1prop:

With respect Ross, One fishermans once in a life time catch is not going to affect the world Mako population.

The fish was filleted and shared amongst the crew from what I saw. Then the carcass was disposed of at sea. Nothing illegal or immoral there.

Robbie. :D

Well spoken Robbie, and good catch there stacerboy.

Cheers Mike

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