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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby Lightningx » Mon May 30, 2016 3:08 pm

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Hailttz wrote:Hi I'm Li, this is my first post in this forum. Hopefully I would get some advice and I will report back if I have any luck. :cheers:


I was fishing on Lorne pier a couple weeks ago, managed to land a 30 kg 7-gill and a 13kg gummy on slimy mackerel.
going out for shark fishing this time on the beach, paddling out the bait with kayak just wondering what would be a good setup
I could spool my reel up with 550m of 150lb test so i could up to 100lb of drag, i think that would wear out the shark out faster than 1000m-80lb test(50lb drag), becaude if i think about it... I could run 1000m with a 5 kg bag fine, but only 200m with a 20kg bag and I would be half dead.
Please tell me if it makes sense.
Really hope i will catch a 9ft+

How did you manage to get those big fish onto the pier? It's a long way up there

I was thinking the same thing lol



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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby hornet » Mon May 30, 2016 3:19 pm

I've hauled up some descent size sting rays with a rope gaff, and yes I do eat them... to me they taste like flake but lets not start up that debate...
A scaled up rope gaff will lift large sharks but the limiting factor is how many dudes you have on the end of the rope lifting !

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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby Lightningx » Mon May 30, 2016 3:22 pm

hornet wrote:I've hauled up some descent size sting rays with a rope gaff, and yes I do eat them... to me they taste like flake but lets not start up that debate...
A scaled up rope gaff will lift large sharks but the limiting factor is how many dudes you have on the end of the rope lifting !

Are you talking about one of those cliff gaffs that you slide down the main line to the fish?

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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby hornet » Mon May 30, 2016 3:38 pm

Lightningx wrote:
hornet wrote:I've hauled up some descent size sting rays with a rope gaff, and yes I do eat them... to me they taste like flake but lets not start up that debate...
A scaled up rope gaff will lift large sharks but the limiting factor is how many dudes you have on the end of the rope lifting !

Are you talking about one of those cliff gaffs that you slide down the main line to the fish?


Yep I have one with a double hook and a large ring that slides down the line, but I recon I could make a scaled up version that would handle a lot more weight, it's the man power needed more so than the equipment.

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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby Lightningx » Mon May 30, 2016 3:55 pm

hornet wrote:
Lightningx wrote:
hornet wrote:I've hauled up some descent size sting rays with a rope gaff, and yes I do eat them... to me they taste like flake but lets not start up that debate...
A scaled up rope gaff will lift large sharks but the limiting factor is how many dudes you have on the end of the rope lifting !

Are you talking about one of those cliff gaffs that you slide down the main line to the fish?


Yep I have one with a double hook and a large ring that slides down the line, but I recon I could make a scaled up version that would handle a lot more weight, it's the man power needed more so than the equipment.

Yea those things are great! I have one with 3 large hooks and I have helped people out many times with it :thumbsup: the let time was a massive banjo off the end of station pier lol :rofl:

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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby 4liters » Mon May 30, 2016 3:56 pm

hornet wrote:I've hauled up some descent size sting rays with a rope gaff, and yes I do eat them... to me they taste like flake but lets not start up that debate...
A scaled up rope gaff will lift large sharks but the limiting factor is how many dudes you have on the end of the rope lifting !

Do you need to handle them the same as sharks, as in bleed and chill ASAP? Where do you cut one so it bleeds out?
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Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby Hailttz » Mon May 30, 2016 4:15 pm

fishpod wrote:
Hailttz wrote:Hi I'm Li, this is my first post in this forum. Hopefully I would get some advice and I will report back if I have any luck. :cheers:


I was fishing on Lorne pier a couple weeks ago, managed to land a 30 kg 7-gill and a 13kg gummy on slimy mackerel.
going out for shark fishing this time on the beach, paddling out the bait with kayak just wondering what would be a good setup
I could spool my reel up with 550m of 150lb test so i could up to 100lb of drag, i think that would wear out the shark out faster than 1000m-80lb test(50lb drag), becaude if i think about it... I could run 1000m with a 5 kg bag fine, but only 200m with a 20kg bag and I would be half dead.
Please tell me if it makes sense.
Really hope i will catch a 9ft+

How did you manage to get those big fish onto the pier? It's a long way up there

Rope and loop

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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby hornet » Mon May 30, 2016 4:23 pm

4liters wrote:
hornet wrote:I've hauled up some descent size sting rays with a rope gaff, and yes I do eat them... to me they taste like flake but lets not start up that debate...
A scaled up rope gaff will lift large sharks but the limiting factor is how many dudes you have on the end of the rope lifting !

Do you need to handle them the same as sharks, as in bleed and chill ASAP? Where do you cut one so it bleeds out?


I have a huge knife which I drive through the brain dispatching the beast instantly, I haven't bled one like a gummy but haven't noticed any ammonia smell either ? having said that I take the wings and put them on ice immediately after death, I don't leave it around in the sun for any amount of time.

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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby 4liters » Mon May 30, 2016 4:48 pm

hornet wrote:
4liters wrote:
hornet wrote:I've hauled up some descent size sting rays with a rope gaff, and yes I do eat them... to me they taste like flake but lets not start up that debate...
A scaled up rope gaff will lift large sharks but the limiting factor is how many dudes you have on the end of the rope lifting !

Do you need to handle them the same as sharks, as in bleed and chill ASAP? Where do you cut one so it bleeds out?


I have a huge knife which I drive through the brain dispatching the beast instantly, I haven't bled one like a gummy but haven't noticed any ammonia smell either ? having said that I take the wings and put them on ice immediately after death, I don't leave it around in the sun for any amount of time.


Thanks. I mean to try one at some stage but lately I've mainly been getting them from the yak and I don't want to deal with one without space to move around.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: land based shark fishing

Postby Lightningx » Mon May 30, 2016 6:30 pm

hornet wrote:I've hauled up some descent size sting rays with a rope gaff, and yes I do eat them... to me they taste like flake but lets not start up that debate...
A scaled up rope gaff will lift large sharks but the limiting factor is how many dudes you have on the end of the rope lifting !

Have you tried an eagle Ray before mate?



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