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Trip to Dad's Nov 26-2890 views6 commentsLaSharkHunter
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black tip shark110 viewsblack tip shark6 commentsnew2sharkfishing
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Spydude Summer 2009230 viewsmanager
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6ft 2in black tip279 viewschase
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Tampico Mexico Recon May 24th 200997 viewsmanager
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My queen of surf casting reel and rod164 viewsSeawolf
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Don't poke at sharks...REALLY!1236 viewsConrad
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Don't poke at sharks!757 viewsConrad
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Big Bull, Hennie Papenfuss from Big Fish Safari1227 viewsDear all,

I write to give you the details of our research expedition to the Breede River during the week January 19-25.

The purpose of the expedition was to determine whether reports of Zambezi (bull) sharks in the Breede River could be confirmed. Scientifically, confirmed reports would be extremely relevant on a global scale as this would represent the most south-westerly distribution of bull sharks in Africa.

Joining us on the expedition was Dr. Steve Lamberth and his team from MCM, Hennie Papenfuss from Big Fish Safari and a team of four from SASC. We fished for 3 days with no luck & were rewarded on the 4th day when Hennie caught a bull shark on his line. After an hour and a half struggle with the fish (during which it towed him 2.5km further upstream), Hennie managed to tire her enough to bring her close to shore for landing. Our team then brought her carefully to the shore, where we were able to collect all the required data.

We measured her, tagged her with two acoustic continuous tags and one spaghetti tag, and gathered genetic samples in order to determine whether bull sharks in the Breede River represent a distinct population from those found elsewhere in South Africa.

She is a world-record breaking shark measuring 4 metres total length, weighing in the vicinity of 550-600kg. This is the largest bull shark known to science - the previous maximum size was thought to be 3.5 metres TL. We also suspect she was heavily pregnant and may very well be using the Breede as a pupping ground. Scientifically speaking, this discovery is huge and groundbreaking.

Following the tagging, we proceeded to track her for 43 continuous hours. She spent the majority of the time in the estuary, with only a few hours in the surf zone just outside the river mouth.

To speak quite frankly, it was the most incredible experience of my life and I am so excited about the research we will continue to do. One of the major problems is acquiring the funding to continue the research, as it is vitally important we return to the Breede within the next 2 weeks to continue tracking her.
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Simon Harmon at Moreton Island, Australia with 12.5 foot hammerhead438 viewsmanager
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Simon Harmon at Moreton Island, Australia with 12.5 foot hammerhead389 viewsmanager
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Simon Harmon at Moreton Island, Australia with 12.5 foot hammerhead268 viewsmanager
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Doug with Simon's Bull Shark585 viewsmanager
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Simon's Bull Shark518 viewsmanager
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Simon Harmon with Trophy Bull Shark498 viewsmanager
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Simon Harmon with 13'6" Tiger Shark455 viewsFor the use on the story of Simon Harrmons 13'6" Tiger Shark Capture and Release Story, Copyright 2004.
Property of Texas Shark Fishing and Christopher Deaver, All Rights Reserved.
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Rods Set Out409 viewsFor the use on the story of Simon Harrmons 13'6" Tiger Shark Capture and Release Story, Copyright 2004.
Property of Texas Shark Fishing and Christopher Deaver, All Rights Reserved.
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Terry with Big Hammer357 viewsmanager
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Oct 31 thru Nov 2 200833 viewsTroy with 3rd Shark of trip a 6ft even bull sharkLaSharkHunter
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Great White Shark with Head cut off1136 viewsjohnnybravo
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Making weights at an apartment248 viewssurfjunkie
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Erics bull48 viewstxredneck68
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Whiting Ready to Go!760 viewsmanager
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92 kg Giant Sand Shark - Hennie Papenfuss1022 viewsThis is quite a famous fisherman from South Africa, he has quite a few DVD's called "Big Fish Safari"
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105kg Honeycomb ray - Hennie Papenfuss1574 viewsThis is quite a famous fisherman from South Africa, he has quite a few DVD's called "Big Fish Safari"
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122 kg Giant Sand Shark - Hennie Papenfuss1342 viewsThis is quite a famous fisherman from South Africa, he has quite a few DVD's called "Big Fish Safari"
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100kg blacktip - Hennie Papenfuss1727 viewsThis is quite a famous fisherman from South Africa, he has quite a few DVD's called "Big Fish Safari"
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88kg Cow Shark - Hennie Papenfuss753 viewsThis is quite a famous fisherman from South Africa, he has quite a few DVD's called "Big Fish Safari"
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Making a slide trace #12394 viewswww.sealine.co.zajohnnybravo
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Eugene 857 viewswww.capetownfishing.co.zajohnnybravo
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TEX 9-6-08119 viewshen_feen1034
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Sargent 08-30-08117 viewsSlim's shark2 commentsTeen Wolf
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The 14/0...1207 viewsOne of my "new to me" 14/0s. Still need to name em!txsouthcc
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Caracol Breach, Tampico Mexico ~ July 200838 viewsmanager
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Big Ray225 viewsmanager
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Kavin & Brianna87 viewsMansfield 7/2008hen_feen1034
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270 lb bluefin on a jig30 viewsbretabaker
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La Team in Cape San Blas 200894 viewsLaSharkHunter
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La Team in Cape San Blas 2008190 viewsLaSharkHunter
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Mongo 6'4" bull and Baby81 viewsmongo
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7' 0" Sanbar Shark237 viewsSandbar Shark Caught and Released, by David Tidwell.88gmcjimmy
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4'6" bull56 viewstxredneck68
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Ray with first Smack ever 4-20-08 Packery76 viewshen_feen1034
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1st Arabic Shark of the Night - Wide View Shot289 viewsmanager
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prepping for a trip348 viewsbought everything @ Academyhen_feen1034
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Penn International Reels#2103 viewsLaSharkHunter
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Shark Fishing On Crystal Beach690 viewsBig Bait Big Fish!Electric Reel
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Mongo and 6 ft. Bull Mansfield Jetty 3-29-08177 viewsmongo
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Loving Memory659 viewsCatchmans Sister
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1st Tuna, Pacific Bonita - Age 655 viewsBretsDad
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