Notorynchus cepedianus (NZ) : Broadsnouted seven-gill shark, 1877, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/128).
Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are occassionally caught by surfcasters

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks by Allan Burgess There are three species of cow sharks found.

A great white shark hunting a seal. Image by MLbay from Pixabay.
White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias – Fishing Methods

Great White Sharks by Allan Burgess Also known as White Shark, White Death, Man Eater,.

The names of different shark fins. School Shark Tagging Program. School shark photograph courtesy of Clinton Duffy.
School Shark Tagging Program Awareness – How You Can Help – Updated

School Shark Tag Awareness – How You Can Help Scroll down for 28 August 2021.

Blue shark caught off the Canterbury Coast.
Blue Shark – Prionace glauca – also Blue Pointer, Blue Whaler

Blue sharks are viviparous – their young are born fully formed and swimming The blue.

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this cool elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.
Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – steep shelving shingle beach

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit In my younger days I spent many an afternoon.

Sevengill at Taylors Mistake, Black Rock.
Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula – Sevengill Shark

Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula Looking for somewhere to go fishing during the holidays?.

Dwayne Aberhart with an even bigger rig shark caught surfcasting near Christchurch in December 2016. It weighed in at a massive 41 lbs. Congratulations Dwayne.
Rig Shark – Mustelus lenticulatus – Lemonfish – Strong Fighter

Rig Shark are Often Caught by Surfcasters at Night – aka: Lemonfish, smoothhound, gummy shark.

Sphyrna zygaena (NZ) - Hammerhead shark, head ventral aspect, 1898, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/113)
Hammerhead Shark – Big specimens feed on stingrays

Hammerhead Shark – Sphyrna zygaena The hammerhead is easily recognized by the unique shape of.

This massive 21kg tope or school shark was caught surfcasting near Wakanui, Canterbury. They can reach 35kg. Photo Baitman.
Tope or School Shark is regarded by the IGFA as a game fish

Tope or School Shark by Dick Marquand Common Name: School Shark. Scientific Name: Galeorhinus galeus.

Threasher shark
Thresher Shark – Alopias vulpinus – easily recognized from its very long tail

Thresher Shark – Updated by Allan Burgess and Dick Marquand The thresher shark is easily.