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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:00 pm 
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HI

Me and my friends went fishing in this Thursday for bait fishing and we caught 4 sea cats and a Black tip shark.

The bait used for sardines and Squid on a wire rig and Mustad hooks.

This was our first shark and we were really surprised. The shark took out lot of thread and engaged the drag. The fight lasted 7-10 mins and the wire leader did its job.

The shark made me think that its big momma is lurking near the shore line and this scares me to some extent. It can grow upto 5-6 meters and is responsible for 16% shark attacks reported in the US.

I would like to know if this shark can be eaten (We did eventually). When we kept the shark in the cooler (It was deep hooked, and wouldn't have made it, So plz no C&R preaching) its belly developed some red patches.

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Tight Lines.


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Congrats mate Nice to see a Shark. [smilie=thumbup.gif]


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Hello Kashaif,

Sharks can be eaten.

In fact, the vast majority of the Fish &Chips sold on seafront shops in Australia have shark as the "fish" component ( euphemistically named as
flake).


It seems to taste OK - I would like to know how you prepared yours for eating?

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A good sized catfish too.


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Congrats mate :-) Nice catch

Sharks even though baby gives you more fight than some adult fish and that's an experience Anglers seldom forget [smilie=thumbup.gif]


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:00 am 
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Congrats on the shark.
Yes shark is edible and makes a super meal when boiled and shredded, with the correct masalas.
Down here in the south we make a "sura Puttu" ( Sura=shark, Puttu=shredded), which is yummy.

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Superb catch.
They are one of my favourite when fried.

Sharks can be eaten but you need to know the correct method to clean and cook. They have a distinctive odor of amonia if not cooked properly i am sure no one can even attempt to bite a piece.


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Yes there was a hint of some weird smell and taste, theres a thread on stripersurf which explains how to remove the amonia/urea.

Thanks guys for your replies.


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Nice catch. Thanks for sharing the pics


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Nice catch buddy. Congratulations. :P

I do not have any idea whether shark can be eaten or not but I am sure, they can eat you, so beware. :wink: :twisted:

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Nice catch dude.

Dont have to worry to much about reef sharks (black tip). They wont attack you, nor do they grow 5 - 6 long :lol:

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Keyur wrote:
Nice catch dude.

Dont have to worry to much about reef sharks (black tip). They wont attack you, nor do they grow 5 - 6 long :lol:

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Black tips do attack as far as my knowledge is concerned. None recorded in UAE waters so for but we surely dont want to be first on the list.

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They do grow up to 5-6 feet

As of early 2009, there are 11 unprovoked attacks and 21 attacks total (none fatal) listed on the International Shark Attack File that are attributable to the blacktip reef shark.


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guys congrats [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif] beach fishing is one of my favorite i hope i hook into one of these soon :D the bigger the better :lol:


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kashaif wrote:

The shark made me think that its big momma is lurking near the shore line and this scares me to some extent. It can grow upto 5-6 meters and is responsible for 16% shark attacks reported in the US.


all reef dives to watch sharks are done around reef sharks. Lots of reef sharks have been caught around the Dubai / AUH waters lately, as they are probably just scaveniging for food.

I agree with 5 - 6 feet, but not 5 - 6meters....lol
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Dezz watch out...... a shark may jump out & bite you in the ***

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that was a typo.

Anyways that was from someone who had caught one for the first time so can be excused this time.


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Keyur wrote:

Dezz watch out...... a shark may jump out & bite you in the ***

:twisted:


[smilie=nod.gif] :badgrin: :p


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Keyur wrote:
kashaif wrote:

Dezz watch out...... a shark may jump out & bite you in the ***

:twisted:


Can understand your frustration :) LOL

We should try targeting dory snappers ;) eventually the frustration might die

DeZZ


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Dezz,

I have been catching fish......you havent :lol:

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The persian gulf used to be full of sharks you yet find a lot towards the Iranian side close to Busher and Karg island and down to asaloyeh.I havent heard of anyone being eaten alive in the persian gulf ,guess you lot safer in the water then on the roads of some of the countries.Good catch there thanks for sharing.


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Keyur wrote:
Dezz,

I have been catching fish......you havent :lol:

:lol:


What makes you think that I did not catch a kingfish whilst in AUH :lol:


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heliox1965 wrote:
,guess you lot safer in the water then on the roads of some of the countries.


Right said fred. Lost one of my colleague in a bike accident last Friday. May his soul rest in peace.

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Sorry to hear that.

May God give his family strength.


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Heliox,

I lost my childhood friend to a shark in Khorramshahr (near Abadan) in Iran,
I was only 7 yrs old and at boarding school in India when my father wrote to me about the loss.

Apparently, he was sitting with his legs dangling in the water when he was attacked. My father tried to rush him to the hospital but he died from blood loss enroute.

That stretch of the Karoun River is notorious for sharks and I believe the culprit was a bull shark (which can survive in fresh water upto several thousand kilometers away from the ocean - the Amazon River is a prime example).

I hated sharks for a long time after that but now realise that they are part of nature and we have to respect their right to live.

However,I stress to all anglers, please be careful around them.

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Kingfish sorry about your friend a similar incident occurred in Goa a few years ago when a little girl was attacked by a Barracuda.She also lost her life due to uncontrollable bleeding.One has to be carefull while on water anywhere including rivers, splashing hands or feet tend to attract fish and in clear water humans hand end feet tend to look whitish from underwater more like small fish and that's really dangerous.We learn everyday and creatures have to be respected for its there world we are intruding on and not vice verse.People fishing freshwater read this http://iucncsg.org/ph1/modules/Publicat ... -India.pdf


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When we go deep sea fishing in India, the crew on the fishing boat told us that if they ever have to dive in those waters (which the actually did once when our lure got stuck in the rudder or prop) they cover the palms of their hands and soles of their feet with black grease from the boat because of the large cudas there, they see flashing white skin from the sole or palm and they attack thinking it is a fish.

Getting back onto the boat can be quite comical when that happens.


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