No problems with sharks up north, all the crocs and box jellyfish got to them first! :lol:
Too true! But don't forget about the tigers up here... halifax bay is apparently the largest tiger shark breeding ground in the southern hemisphere :shock:
Weekend before last I was out in the yak off Saunders beach fishing with a mate... probably 2.5km offshore. Had a tiger FLY past my kayak VERY fast, would have been about 3.5m long (I'm guestimating the length as I only saw the fin and about 1.5m of the top of the shark, but it was a big fella), go ahead of me about 20m and do a u-turn, by this stage I'd pretty much crapped my pants and was waiting to get knocked off the Evo... and then get eaten :lol:
About 3 seconds later a MASSIVE barra flies out of the water next to my yak, fish would have been a good 120cm long, leaped about 5 foot in the air, and then splashed down and all the action was over.... all this happened about 10-12 feet to the right of me, parallel to my yak, that close that the wake and splash of the action rocked my ski when it happened.
My mate and I just looked at eachother... dumbfounded and amazed... just with I could have caught it on camera!
Other than that I've only seen one other tiger, in Rowes Bay... just cruising long about 20m to my right, would have been about 2.5m to 3m long. And then these killers... I caught out off Saunders Beach aswell...
As for those bloody crocs... this is the biggest local one I've seen first hand... roughly 13-14 feet long... in the Bohle River.
The largest one I've seen in the wild was a 5m specimen... 300m upstream (Dunginess river) from the Lucinda Boat ramp... up in the Hinchinbrook channel... no wonder they put pontoons in up there ;-)