Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Smoothhounds of Strand

Mark Krige

Its something that a few guys have managed to do lately. Take a smoothhound shark (Mustelus Musteluson) on fly.  They seem to take flies quite easily.

Having a chat to one of the guys who's probably got the most experience and he reckons on a good day if you dont see 20, you'll get 20 shots at one.  Sight fishing to sharks.  Definitely my sort of game.

In reports the guys have said they are remarkably strong recommending tackle upwards of 12 weight.  And they have a penchant for taking you into sharp rock surrounded gulleys.

Apparently the wind has to first blow SE or SW to bring the fish in and you need to fish the push and wade out at low tide.



The wind direction has been good, the weather looks good.  Its all systems go for Saturday.

Strand Captures:
Mark Krige went swimming to stop this one.  Its a biggie.
Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Jimmy / Jacques

Jimmy / Jacques
 It was first done by two guys named Jimmy and Jacques.  Standing waist deep in the water.  Chumming in front of themselves.  At night.  Now they do it from kayaks in the day.  It must be spooky.  Guys have stood on Raggies here (Sand Tigers) and another light tackle guy had a bronze whaler take a smoothhound out of his arms while taking a picture.

A story on the guys can be read here:

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