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Sharks found around New Zealand

Sevengill Shark caught surfcasting near the mouth of the Rangitata River

Rangitata sevengiller.

Sevengill Shark Caught Surfcasting at the Rangitata Seven Gilled Shark caught near the mouth of the Rangitata River. We catch about 15 a season and all are returned to fight another day. This one was 9 foot long and was approximately 100 Kgs. Thanks Wayne. We really appreciate you sharing the picture with us. Good work on releasing them as well. More More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 5 years ago
This sevengill shark taken surfcasting from the beach at Birdlings Flat , just south of Banks Peninsula, took over an hour to land. It measured 8'3" in length.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Sevengill Sharks from the Surf – Large Shark Caught by Surfcasters

This sevengill shark was taken surfcasting from the beach at Birdlings Flat, just south of Banks Peninsula, and took over an hour to land. It measured 8’3″ in length. Sevengill sharks are the most likely More...

Porbeagle shark line art
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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Porbeagle Shark – Lamna nasus – a warm blooded shark

Home » Sharks » Page 2 Porbeagle Shark – Lamna nasus The porbeagle shark, like the mako and the great white shark, is a member of the Lamnidae family (mackerel sharks) of warm-blooded sharks. They More...

mako Canterbury featured
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Mako Shark weighing 153 kgs caught off the Canterbury Coast

Grant Collins pictured with his 153kg mako shark caught off Banks Peninsula, on the Canterbury Coast. Canterbury Sport Fishing Club Mako Shark Mako shark taken off the Canterbury Coast Grant Collins caught this More...

Mako shark weighing 392kg (862.4 lb).
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Mako Shark – Isurus-oxyrinchus – Hunting Mr Mako

Home » Sharks » Page 2 Caught off Otago Peninsula in the mid-90s by Alister McAlpine on 24kg gear, this huge mako weighed 147.6kg. Although it, surprisingly, never jumped while being fought for over an hour it More...

spiny dogfish
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Spiny dogfish – Squalus acanthias – small migratory shark

Spiny dogfish reach as much as 125cm in length but most average 800mm. Click picture to enlarge. Spiny Dogfish Other names for spiny dogfish: makohuarau, pioke Flesh sold in fish shops as snow fillets The Spiny More...

By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Blue Shark – Prionace glauca – also Blue Pointer, Blue Whaler

Home » Sharks » Page 2 Other names for blue shark: Blue Pointer or Blue Whaler A large blue shark caught off Banks Peninsula, Canterbury. The blue shark is easily distinguished from the mako by its more slender More...