Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by tootr » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:44 am

It's 80-85% GWS that are caught on the drumlines. (From incomplete DPI records)

AFAIK the drum lines are pulled up, i.e. not left overnight. Could speculate this is why not many bulls are tagged as they are active dusk to dawn. GWS active any time, as shown by tags/pings/observations/encounters.

One would like to think the DPI records all this data and are crunching the statistics. It's not on their site, and Dorsal are on record they put everything the DPI gives them on their site.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:39 pm

You gotta remember that its only surfers lives that are at risk here so it doesn't really matter.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Trev » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:18 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:39 pm
You gotta remember that its only surfers lives that are at risk here so it doesn't really matter.
Wait until the first lifesaver gets taken then....................... :-o
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:37 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:45 am
bull sharks have been around in mass numbers for eons, and that is still the most common shark tagged and pinging the receivers.

and they're doing it at a number of 3 or 4 to every one gws.
No they're not. White sharks are the drumline catch/tag species du jour, and tigers in central and northern Qld.

Way more tigers caught on drumlines in Australian waters than any other species.

Bull sharks are more typically found in meshing. Quite a few were GPS tagged by boat-fishing after the diver Paul de Gelder was attacked in Sydney Harbour. The tracking showed for the first time that bull sharks regularly migrate up and down the coast.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by tootr » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:58 pm

Apparently a good number of bulls were tagged in the Bellinger river while testing the smart drum line alert system.
Also numbers tagged at various times in the Richmond, Macleay, Manning etc.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by the prawn » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:01 am

What is not being talked about is that when the CIA kidnapped Harold Holt, they put him in a ultra dark project where he was transformed into a GWS.

This transformation took decades, and he's recently been released off Byron to sort out all the blow ins there, but being an ex-Victorian, he doesn't know the area so has confused Lighthouse Beach with the Pass.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 pm

tootr wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:58 pm
Apparently a good number of bulls were tagged in the Bellinger river while testing the smart drum line alert system.
Also numbers tagged at various times in the Richmond, Macleay, Manning etc.
We always swam west of the weir at Murwillumbah. Don't think sharks could climb over. You still occasionally hear of things like seals and dolphins going up river.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Rustt » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:40 pm

https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet- ... near-lorne

Looks like they have piised off, down here :-D-:

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by buddy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:26 pm

Only 6 out at Cathy's. That's pretty rare these days isn't it, Rust?

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Rustt » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:59 pm

Na, swellnuts didn't give froth report, would have been small and inconsistent
He's a funny bloke that one

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:54 pm

Bit of a bullshit artist, is he?
Bitten twice by a shark, punches it in the head all in time to catch the next set!
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by jimmy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:05 pm

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:54 pm
Bit of a bullshit artist, is he?
Bitten twice by a shark, punches it in the head all in time to catch the next set!
Definitely. The silly Euro cunt probably hit the rocks jumping off. His 4mm wetsuit saved him? A sharks teeth wouldn't have any problem penetrating 4mm of neoprene. But hey. He's got a story to send his friends and family back home.

There was no blood at all!

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Rustt » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:06 am

From what I know of him he was most likely taking the piss a bit, on the other hand the lad's may have just put a few gouges in the bottom of a board and its uncrowded waves for a while.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by buddy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:11 am

That was my first thought. Trying to scare the crowds.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by saltman » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:01 am

Rustt wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:06 am
From what I know of him he was most likely taking the piss a bit, on the other hand the lad's may have just put a few gouges in the bottom of a board and its uncrowded waves for a while.
So what's the probability it's BS. No shark bites at all?
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Rustt » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:14 am

Sounds like one of you realsurf journalists should come down and ask a few questions
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by alakaboo » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:42 am

Looks like a proper bite, but from a 6ft-max shark.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Cranked » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:40 pm

That reminds me of the time I fell off my board onto a shark. I should have made better story: get cements to interview me; fighting for my life; whole life passes through my mind; etc
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