Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut 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. I haven't seen a rig shark that big before. Featured image.
Rig Shark – Mustelus lenticulatus – Excellent Eating – Strong Fighter

Rig Shark are Often Caught by Surfcasters at Night Rig – Mustelus lenticulatus, has numerous.

Hammerhead shark - Sphyrna zygaena.
Hammerhead Shark – Big specimens feed on stingrays

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

This massive 21 kg tope shark was caught surfcasting near Wakanui, on the Canterbury coast east of Ashburton. It was taken on a small squid bait. 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.

Great white shark line art.
White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias – Fishing Methods

Great White Sharks by Allan Burgess The White Shark Leviathan of the Deep by Dick.

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

Thresher Shark – Updated by Allan Burgess and Dick Marquand (see below) The thresher shark.

Sevengill shark caught by Lewis Garton at Birdlings Flat.
Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are often caught by surfcasters

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks by Allan Burgess The Sevengiller and Other Cow Sharks by Dick.

Mako Shark - Isurus oxyrinchus. The teeth are designed to seize and hold fast swimming fish.
Mako Shark – Isurus oxyrinchus – Short Finned Mako can swim at 80 kph

Mako Shark Fishing Mako Shark is also called blue pointer, mackerel shark, and is known.

Spiny dogfish
Common Small Inshore Sharks Found Around the New Zealand Coast

Small Inshore Sharks Spiny Dogfish Surfcasters fishing around the South Island of New Zealand will.