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 Nick Carroll » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:10 pm

....and right on cue, a whale has been trapped in a drumline. Off Whale Beach.

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Post by steve shearer » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:12 pm

a drumline?

not a net?
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Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:20 pm

a drumline. well that's what the dpi and slsnsw reckon.

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Post by tootr » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:11 am

OK data nerds, the DPI has updated T&R numbers for July and August and it’s off to the races. 19 GWS tagged around Ballina and 34 tagged around Evans Head. Of the other ‘target species’, 4 Tigers and zero Bulls were tagged.

Clearly, a broad (maybe a bit lagged) correlation with whale migration.

Interestingly, outside the ‘target species’, grey nurse are the most prevalent (31 T&R over the so called trial period) showing population may be gradually returning to health.


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Post by alakaboo » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:08 pm

The rise in grey nurse captures could be because of the change in gear and bait.
My understanding is they use mullet and circle hooks for the smart buoys, whereas some other operators use regular shark hooks and sometimes bait with shark.

But I agree there's probably been an increase in the grey nurse population.

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Post by tootr » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:10 am

In case you were wondering, here’s the totals for the FNC T&R program.


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Post by Wyre » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:01 pm

That's what you wanna see, heaps of great whites cruising around. Yew!
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Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:52 pm

KILL THEM ALL IN THE ARSE MEAT!
Erase.

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Post by Cranked » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:01 pm

Fcuk that, you can have this one back:

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Post by tootr » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:11 am

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Post by Cranked » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:44 am

I'm still adjusting to the idea of great whites cruising bali
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Post by marauding mullet » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:30 am

Cranked wrote:
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I'm still adjusting to the idea of great whites cruising bali
Yeah I remember a mate who used to work trawlers in the gulf of Carpentaria telling me that they used to see pointers at times
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Post by Cranked » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:03 am

marauding mullet wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:30 am
Cranked wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:44 am
I'm still adjusting to the idea of great whites cruising bali
Yeah I remember a mate who used to work trawlers in the gulf of Carpentaria telling me that they used to see pointers at times
I guess they've given up on False Bay in SA and have decided a tropical island holiday is in order
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Post by Beanpole » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:17 am

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A petition is going around, wanting to change Great White to Average Caucasian.
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Post by Wyre » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:19 pm

Up in Bellingen the other day, we were swimming down next to the bridge (as you do), magical arvo, kids running around, some cold beers etc.

Got chatting to a local who said the day before she'd been about to jump into the water on the other side (deeper hole) when a 2m bull shark went cruising past. I thought they must come up that way but had always assumed they would have to be pretty small to get that far. Nope. That size will give you a nasty nip for sure.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:36 am

Something our FNC brethren might want to put their 2c worth in

https://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/25 ... the-people

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Post by Beanpole » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:43 am

Northen Beaches closed due to whale carcass.

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Post by buddy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:41 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:36 am
Something our FNC brethren might want to put their 2c worth in

https://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/25 ... the-people
Nick, just some anecdotal evidence from observing and surfing Ballina over the last 5 years.
Over the last 12-18 months there have been by far the most surfers surfing ballina compared to the 3.5-4 years before that.
More people have returned to paddling out in the dark, staying till dusk and surfing outerbanks that were completely empty over the attack cluster period.
There's no longer a 'surf in a group' mindset, so once the main spots get a crowd, people will look for the empty lineups and start filling them too.

While not in the same numbers as pre-attacks, more surfers have returned to paddling to Sth Wall instead of driving compared to a couple of years ago.

It feels like it kind of never happened, just been put in the back of peoples minds for a while.

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