sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Sharking along the North Coast part 2
Sharking along the North Coast part 2

'gummy'    Carl Hyland    Click Here to view large photo

Specifically targeting sharks can be a very worthwhile exercise if fishing from the beach. Tackle need not be expensive and the rewards can well be worth either getting wet or cold for.

In this part, we talk about rigs what has worked best for me plus look at some footage of large shark’s being taken from the beach.



This is an activity that can be done with the whole family and great action can be had not only during daylight hours but of an evening with perhaps a fire on the beach (check local regulations).

Rigs are simple…..forget all your expensive lines and traces, simple rigs like the ones explained in this video are great and you can even simplify that further by buying materials in bulk and manufacturing a heap of rigs in advance.



Of course we all know that hooks or the incorrect use of hooks can be the difference between taking home flake for dinner or going home with an empty bag. I don’t go past circle hooks and the larger the better when off the beach. Circle hooks, as I have explained in previous writings, are just starting to take off in the Island state and boy, they are the bees’ knees. My hook up rate has increased plus my loss rate at hookup has declined and I can also get way without using a wire trace sometimes as the hook only penetrates the side of the mouth and misses and teeth that happen to be in the way. As I also said, my target species is gummy shark, but occasionally, I come across seven gilled shark or school shark close inshore(usually on the night of full moon).

Circle Hooks are great! -  Carl Hyland   Click Here to view large photo

Rigs for sharks with teeth vary from angler to angler but a simple wire with a swivel is all that is required. If you don’t use a swivel, you stand losing any fish you catch in the surf as this is where they tend to go ballistic and like a crocodile, do a death roll, over and over. A swivel obviously takes the tension from the trace plus allows a little give in your rigs.

A trace is essential if chasing shark with teeth. -  Carl Hyland   Click Here to view large photo

One aspect of a shark rig or any surf rig that is overlooked is the anchoring weight or sinker. I prefer to use a sand sinker with spikes as they do prevent the rig from rolling around thus adding to tangles. Where you are fishing may be relatively calm or behind the surf zone, but I can guarantee your rig will be on the move. A ball sinker will move your bait around, to the point it may become dislodged or even erode through traces resulting in abrasion to mono and the loss of the rig. A spiked sinker will stop this and keep your bait in one spot. With baits I prefer to wrap mine in bait mate (hat elastic) or a finger bandage. Yep that’s right. A whole pilchard will last a lot longer is wrapped up like a finger with a tube gauze wrapped around it. This not only prevents sea lice removing the bait (and they can strip bait in minutes) but also adds a bit of life to your bait and entices big fish to the location.

Sand sinker with spikes. -  Carl Hyland  

I also recommend a hand gaff as it makes for handling of any fish easier in the surf. A simple one can be made with a small diameter stainless bar and you may be able to get a mate to weld a cross handle on it for you. Mine is invaluable as not only do I use it for sharks on the beach but I also use it as a flying gaff in the boat. This can also keep you away from the pointy end if need be.

The author with a seven gilled shark from the beach. -  Carl Hyland  

Next week, we shall look at locations and 'hot spots' for gummy and other sharks along the coastline of Tasmania.


by Carl Hyland

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103073

1:45 PM Mon 22 Oct 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World





America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii


























PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT