Sharks

Sharks found around New Zealand

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are occassionally caught by surfcasters

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are occassionally caught by surfcasters

This sevengill shark is more grey in colour rather than brown. Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks by Allan Burgess There are…

15/10/2021

White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias – Fishing Methods

Great White Sharks by Allan Burgess Also known as White Shark, White Death, Man Eater, or White Pointer (in South…

17/09/2021

School Shark Tagging Program Awareness – How You Can Help – Updated

School Shark Tag Awareness - How You Can Help Scroll down for 28 August 2021 Update - For more details…

26/08/2021

Blue Shark – Prionace glauca – also Blue Pointer, Blue Whaler

Blue sharks are viviparous - their young are born fully formed and swimming The blue shark is easily distinguished from…

06/06/2021

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 and evening surfcasting at Birdlings…

01/09/2018

Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula – Sevengill Shark

Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula Looking for somewhere to go fishing during the holidays? Here is a good spot.…

30/07/2018

Rig Shark – Mustelus lenticulatus – Lemonfish – Strong Fighter

Rig Shark are Often Caught by Surfcasters at Night - aka: Lemonfish, smoothhound, gummy shark Rig - Mustelus lenticulatus, has…

22/05/2018

Hammerhead Shark – Big specimens feed on stingrays

Hammerhead Shark - Sphyrna zygaena The hammerhead is easily recognized by the unique shape of the head. The eyes are…

18/02/2018

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 (formerly G. australis). Maori Name:…

16/01/2018

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 recognized for its very long…

01/12/2017