Shane Sanders and crew caught a 221kg mako shark off Portland today, on 24kg line. They also tagged and released one estimated at 75kg earlier in the day.
Here are some photos of the huge mako that Cameron Ordner left swimming out at the shelf off Port Fairy yesterday. I’m pretty sure that classic line from the movie Jaws would have been quoted at some point: “We’re gonna need a bigger boat…”. It took another run after the spool got emptied to the point below, at which point they needed to chase it in the boat rather than take photos! They also caught and released a “seal shark” off the bottom in 600m.