GWS attack in SA

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GWS attack in SA

Post by geoffw » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:54 pm

So two close calls this week. The first at Seacliff with a 4mt GW circling a youth in his yak. He didn't see it till a boatie yelled out then he realised it was siddling up against him. The other today when a teenage girl was knocked out of her yak by a GW of normanville beach. Lucky her dad was close by in a tinnie and came to her rescue as the shark came back for a second go. Shark shield sales might start to soar or there might be some good bargains on gumtree for second hand yaks!

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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by GSDave » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:06 am

There's now a State Govt subsidy on Shark Shields in WA. Selling heaps...
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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by Indiedog » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:38 am

GSDave wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:06 am
There's now a State Govt subsidy on Shark Shields in WA. Selling heaps...
Buy a few then put them on Gumtree for some eastern state buyers. ;)
I caught a hairtail. Weird looking phucker.

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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by Zilch » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:18 am

geoffw wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:54 pm
So two close calls this week.
:(
Water temp is still only around 16c so I wonder why there has already been 2 incidents ? I haven't heard anything about Snapper etc. which often bring the GW in closer.
Indiedog wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:38 am
GSDave wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:06 am
There's now a State Govt subsidy on Shark Shields in WA. Selling heaps...
Buy a few then put them on Gumtree for some eastern state buyers. ;)
:D :lol:

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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by Stubanger » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:25 pm

I think its time for me to buy a shark shield!

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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by andrew1231 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:35 pm

Well my fishing trip to Seacliff i had planned is going to a be bit of a scary trip now, at least there should be less kayaks in the water so more squid and fish for me to catch!!!

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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by gab » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:37 pm

Been there...
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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by davida » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:43 am

"Large fin" sighted 20m offshore at Marino (just south of Seacliff) this morning.

I won't go out without my sharkshield.

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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by solatree » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:11 pm

It was obviously pretty scary for the family involved but shame about all the hype and calls for culling. Justifies Gab's quiet approach last year to his encounter.
Shark watch facebook page provides an interesting series of sightings on the 21 - 22nd Oct - with shark spotted at Rapid Bay , then Wirrina heading north before the Kayak incident at Lucky Bay. The Wirrina sighting reported "The shark which did not appear to be aggressive headed in a Northerly direction towards Normanville after circling a boat for a brief period of time." https://www.facebook.com/sharkalertsa/
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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by Minny » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:49 pm

Well l have done a few ks.
Offshore always with my shield on, l trust it as much as they can do for you.
Strangely enough l have seen more sharks in close than out wide,
I have seen shark hit the shielded area thry change direction real fast..
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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by geoffw » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:51 pm

solatree wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:11 pm
Justifies Gab's quiet approach last year to his encounter.
[/b][/i]." https://www.facebook.com/sharkalertsa/
Sure does
Minny wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:49 pm
I have seen shark hit the shielded area thry change direction real fast..
I trust mine...... Fingers and toes crossed in the dark though!
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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by Minny » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:57 am

It has been proven that sharks dont eat anymore at
night, than daylight hours.
I think we are safe...
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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by grantashwell » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:23 pm

I had a visit a few weeks ago when a GW came around me then along side and rolled on its side facing me. It was very close and the blackness of its top and whiteness of its underside is imprinted in my head. . Every plan I had for this experience was forgotten and I reeled in and pedalled off a hundred mtrs then fished again. It didn't worry me too much at the time but I realised that I was anxious next trip out. On Monday another unknown model came and sat at 10m below me. My wife was much more concerned to the point of ordering me a Shark Shield. This will be the 5th I have owned since their intro, incl 2 of the first model and 2 of the series 2. I have taken the 3 yr warranty option this time and already feel more relaxed-ie at least I have some response other than belting it (the shark) with my gaff. Rather than ask, I will tell you--I have had battery issues(not maintaining charge) and 2 yrs ago rather than pay the $350 (from memory) to get a new battery fitted, I got the shits and threw the lot in the bin-regret it now but it felt good at the time.

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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by Paulb » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:55 pm

Grant - unnerving! knowing the sharks curiosity was more about sizing you up for dinner, than whether you’d had a good days fishing....
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Re: GWS attack in SA

Post by Fishmunga » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:35 pm

solatree wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:11 pm
It was obviously pretty scary for the family involved but shame about all the hype and calls for culling. Justifies Gab's quiet approach last year to his encounter.
I remember around the same time last year I posted a vid on youtube, it got picked up by the news and you guys all laid in to me for posting it. Call me a pioneer but wouldn't it be better to at least give people the heads up. Or i guess you could keep it all secret... whats the worst that could happen.
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