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Shark shooting??

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Would you pull the trigger?

  • hell yeah!

    Votes: 15 28.8%
  • no way!!!

    Votes: 37 71.2%

  • Total voters
    52
harpune1

harpune1

Harpunetti
Apr 8, 2004
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i think it is the best to shoot mainly bream and bass as far as i know they grow fast and are tasty anyway!
 
freediver7

freediver7

New Member
Jun 9, 2004
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I've shot a few sharks for the BBQ.
Be careful! know your shark, Meko's have been known to attack spear fisherman after being shot. Other sharks such as soup fins' react very slowly at first then go completely crazy. I've had little five footers pull me under.
It's best to stone them or have very long float line.
 
shaneshac

shaneshac

FIN TRASHER
Oct 8, 2002
1,874
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Hey Harpune, I beg to differ.

Sea bass is a member of the Grouper family.

A full grown sea bass can live up to 20 years and their rate of growth is a lot slower than you would expect for their numbers.

I am not sure about bream though ;)
 
Rui_Santos

Rui_Santos

New Member
Apr 19, 2004
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Hi,

Seabasses where separated in their own familiy, and they are no longer part of the Serranidae familiy (groupers). They belong to the closely related Monronidae family.

One of my fisheries professors told me once that a white seabream (Diplodus sargus) with 1,5 kg has around 25 years of age.
The biggest one I've caught had 2,2 kg and I've seen fish with almost 3 kg. They get really old!

Biggest bass I know of had almost 14Kg!! Don't know the age of it, but you are right shaneshac they live up around 20 years!

cheers,
Rui
 
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