Re: big sharks

#14463
yellowfin
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3 of the ones I’ve had this year have been well under 5 foot, one was smaller than some of the carpet sharks I’ve had. Anyone who says they’ve caught an 11 foot seven giller is talking shit because they only grow up to 9 – 10 foot max.

[quote:2ek3grgo]The maximum published length of the sevengill shark is 9.8 feet (3 m) total length and the maximum reported weight is 236 pounds (107 kg). Males reach maturity at 4.9 feet (1.5 m) in length while females become mature at approximately 7.2 feet (2.2 m). The life expectancy of this species is about 50 years.

If females become mature at 7.2 feet that’s why we should be releasing them. Why keep them when there is so many rig, elephant fish and other edible species around in bigger numbers.