reply to post by resistancia
I too use to paddle down the channel to surf at North or South Entrance beach, use to snorkel the channel, prawn with waders etc.
Do you remember the huge Ray that frequented the boatsheds near the
bridge? Some idiot with a spear gunBut the pair were reluctant to tell their story yesterday, as they are facing hefty fines over the accidental
catch of a protected species. Any great white caught must be reported to the State Government killed that when I was about 12.
anyway back to the thread.
I have to say even though I'm addicted to news, I had not heard of the story you posted.
The bit I found interesting was this...
"But the pair were reluctant to tell their story yesterday, as they are facing hefty fines over the accidental catch of a protected species. Any
great white caught must be reported to the State Government""
Accidental...as in not malicious or pre-meditated....how could they possibly
Australia "nets" its beaches..I'll explain for the non-locals....
Miles long nets are stretched near popular swimming beaches.. think popular Bondi Beach. Feeding sharks chasing schooled fish , say mullet,
tend to be caught in these nets, and , immobilised, drown.
There are no prosecutions for any endangered species caught in these nets.
So I see no reason at all these fisherman feared prosecution.
And , again, no photos.
I will be taking my boat out today on the lake to take the boys for a run ( school holidays) so Ill ask around.
Bet your all jealous.
Edit for spelling
[edit on 12/7/2008 by mungodave]