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Hi all
Just returned from Wellington where I have just finished cleaning and restoring the jaws of the 4.6 metre GWS that was caught in Raglan back in October.
She looks awesome, but a lot of work involved to get her to this stage.
Makes you want to make double sure the Shark Shield is working!
Cheers

Simon
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Very impresive Simon
 

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Seeing the comparison of mouth sizes makes you realise that they are just a life support system for a set of teeth.
 

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Glad that wasnt swimming around when I was surfing there a few years ago (it probably was :shock: ). Lovely spot there though.
 

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They are both scary and impressive.

4.6m, that's a whole lot of muscle behind those teeth
 

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a hundred or so k's down the island on the same side last summer a new "local" was regularly spotted for about 2-3 months. It became know as the "taranaki terror" - estimated at 6m+. Didn't do any major damage except to the seal population (funny was seen in a marine reserve most of the time - the major cause was seals feeding on the marine reserve life attracting it - and the govnt say marine resevers are all good :twisted: )
Anyway the department of conservation (putting the con in conservation) tried to berley (chum) it up and tag it. Buckets and buckets of blood in the water - not 2 kms from a surf and swim beach - rediculous.

Anyway they got one come up - and completely different one :shock: . The moral of the story is they are likely to be around far more than you think they just give a toss about you unless you look like a seal.
 
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