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Shark Fishing Holidays

The waters off the South African coast are incredibly diverse, and teeming with life. Where there is an abundance of food, there is also an abundance of predators, and these oceans are home to some of the most highly evolved apex predators on the planet: sharks. These sea creatures have been around since before the dinosaurs, and some species have remained virtually unchanged for millions of years. There are more than 400 species of shark in the world, and South Africa is home to around 100 of them.

Guided Shark Fishing Jeffreys Bay | South Africa

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to catch some of South Africas biggest and toughest species from the shore. Here at the beautiful destination of Jeffrey's bay, you will be fishing from the shore with a very experienced guide who will aid you while on your holiday to land some of the Indian Oceans most hard fighting species. This holiday will see you fishing big baits from the shore hunting down the very big sharks that inhabit these waters, these enormous specimens will see you doing battle as you pit your wits to defeat the king of the seas and land that fish you have always wanted to catch... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Fishing Holidays, Sea Fishing, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays, Hosted Saltwater Fishing
   Season: October to April

Bronze Whaler Shark | Hosted Shore Fishing | Namibia

If you have ever dreamt of targeting the top of the food chain from the shore then this the perfect trip for you to get your teeth into. This will be an exclusive trip for a small group of anglers meaning you will have the maximum attention from our hosts, ensuring you are getting optimum fishing time with the best advice to catch... Read more

  Category: Hosted Fishing, Popper & Jig Fishing, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays
   Season: October to April
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Additional Information

When people mention the word Shark thoughts turn to the iconic film Jaws, visions of dead eyed monsters slowly patrolling the oceanic waters hunting down their next unfortunate item of prey. These amazing apex predators really are at the pinnacle of predator evolution and you can be rest assured that once a Shark has picked up a scent trail in the water or signs of an animal in distress they will not give up until they are chowing down on their meaty prize.

Name: Shark

Also known as: The man in the grey suit, the taxman,

Scientific Name: Selachimorpha

 

Description:

Shark skeletons are very different from those of bony fish. Sharks and other cartilaginous fish like skates and rays have skeletons made of cartilage and connective tissue. Because sharks do not have rib cages, they can easily be crushed under their own weight on land so have to be handled correctly when they are caught.

Another that makes Sharks different to other fish is their teeth  which are embedded in the gums rather than directly fixed to the jaw, and are constantly replaced throughout life. Multiple rows of replacement teeth grow in a groove on the inside of the jaw and steadily move forward in comparison to a conveyor belt; some can sharks lose 30,000 or more teeth in their lifetime.

 

Average Size for Sharks

Sharks range in size from the smallest of cat sharks that can be found all around the worlds oceans up to the monstrously huge leaders of the Shark family. Species such as the beautiful Tiger shark and the well known self proclaimed king of the Sharks the Great White can reach sizes well in excess of 20ft in length make these some of natures most fantastic preadors.

 

Where to Catch Sharks

Sharks can be found in more or less every saltwater expanse on the planet with different species inhabit areas with different water temperatures. Some of the best places to target Sharks though would have to be the waters around Africa including Namibia and South Africa and also America with the Florida Keys being another very good place to fish for Sharks.

 

Fishing Methods for Sharks

Sharks are always best targeted using a big bloody bait, They love nothing more than sniffing out a big chunk of fish that has been placed in the water. When fishing from a boat a great way to fish is to suspend a bait under a float. When fishing from the beach you will be better off casting out a ledgered dead bait and waiting for that ratchet to scream off as a big toothy beast picks up the bait and runs.

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