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Bronze Whaler Fishing

Species Spotlight: Bronze Whaler Shark

Name: Bronze Whaler Shark

Also Know as:  Bronzie, Copper Shark, Whaler Shark, Narrowtooth Shark

Scientific Name: Carcharhinus brachyurus


The Bronze Whaler is a mean, sleek, killing machine, these widespread sharks are pure muscle houses and are very strong. The long snout of this fish has a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth that are used for biting into its favourite prey of squid and fish. The colour of this fish as the name suggest a Bronze \ coppery effect that when landed glistens in the sun. The eyes of the Bronze Whaler Shark are covered in a membrane that when threatened will lower down over the eye and cover it protecting it from harm. You can find out more about Bronze Whaler Sharks over on our YouTube channel.


The Bronze Whaler Shark reaches sizes well in excess of 300lb but the average size that is caught is around 100lb in weight.


The Bronze Whaler is very widespread in the waters it inhabits. You can catch Bronze Whaler Sharks from the coasts of the Americas at destinations like Brazil and Mexico, Australia and of course the rugged coastlines of Africa. When fishing Africa, many anglers target the Bronze Whaler Sharks from the shoreline with places such as Namibias beautiful Skeleton Coast and South Africa’s western coastline at places like Mossel Bay.


Bronze Whalers are top of the food chain and these fish need big meaty baits to entice them to bite. You can fish from both shore and boat for Bronze Whaler Sharks with shore fishing being the more popular of the 2. When fishing from the shore a stiff rod is needed to be able to deal with the Bronze Whalers long powerful runs. Big reels loaded with braid or mono are needed as well as these Sharks will head out to sea once hooked and sometimes there is no stopping the initial run. Big hooks loaded with meaty, bloody chunks of fish are the order of the day and these are either cast out or taken beyond the surf line by drone or remote-controlled boat.

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Have you ever been Bronze Whaler Shark fishing? Is this species on your list of fish to catch? If it is, and you’re ready to experience Bronze Whaler Shark fishing, you can contact our sea fishing expert, Paul Stevens, on 01603 407596 or emailing

Alternatively, visit our Bronze Whaler Shark fishing trips page containing all our fishing holidays trips and vacations.

Tight lines,



  1. Franco

    I’m looking for information about a trip to South Africa to catch bronze whaler sharks.

    1. Paul Stevens

      Hello Franco, thank you for your comment and I would be happy to send you some information. Can you please email me on and then we can send you some information or if you feel ok please pop your email address on here and I will send you some information. Kind Regards Paul

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