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#1 The Hairy Beast

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Posted April 17 2010 - 9:27 PM

You'll never guess what I caught today: The giant hammerhead shark hauled from the deep















A group of fishermen were delighted when they caught a shark in the warm waters off Australia's east coast.







So imagine their surprise when there was a bigger tug and they realised their catch was being swallowed by an even bigger fish.







This giant, weighing one and a quarter tonnes and measuring 20ft long, was caught off the north coast of New South Wales and is thought to be at least 40 years old.







What a bruiser! I think the photog played a game with the focal length to make that mouth look so gigantic, but it's still one hell of a fish.






Quote:Originally Posted by RI PopperWell looks like your gonna have to make the gumbo with Berkly Gulp instead LOL

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Posted April 17 2010 - 9:29 PM

Tell me that is real. Please. That thing would swallow you whole.

i changed my sig because I wanted to and nobody made me!!!


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Posted April 17 2010 - 9:30 PM


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Tell me that is real. Please. That thing would swallow you whole.





It has to be real, it's on the internet!
Quote:Originally Posted by RI PopperWell looks like your gonna have to make the gumbo with Berkly Gulp instead LOL

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Posted April 17 2010 - 9:32 PM


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It has to be real, it's on the internet!





Oh yeah. I forgot. AWESOME!!!!

i changed my sig because I wanted to and nobody made me!!!


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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:05 PM


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Tell me that is real. Please. That thing would swallow you whole.




the head, the tail. the whole damn thing!
your cell phone blitz gang is ghey! 

my other truck just takes me fishing.   :)

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#6 MartinO67

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:30 PM

Why would you park a 20 foot hammerhead in the garage? .
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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:30 PM

That would exceed Bucky Dennis' world record by over 5' if true. What ya holding onto with your right hand?

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:31 PM

Sick catch, I wonder what it ate.

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:39 PM

The article I just read said it was 5 meters which is slightly over 16'. Still bigger then Bucky's but not 20'.

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:42 PM

Seems that different articles give different lengths. Still wonder what that is that Mr. Hislop has his hand on.

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:44 PM


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The article I just read said it was 5 meters which is slightly over 16'. Still bigger then Bucky's but not 20'.





Yes, articles say both 5M and 20 foot, I went with the bigger number because of the pic. It's probably a 16 footer.
Quote:Originally Posted by RI PopperWell looks like your gonna have to make the gumbo with Berkly Gulp instead LOL

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Posted April 18 2010 - 2:48 AM

amazing, that could eat a man whole
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Posted April 18 2010 - 8:03 AM

Is the guy in the pic a midget?

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Posted April 18 2010 - 12:19 PM

I never will understand the mentality of wanting to kill a big shark like that.
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Posted April 18 2010 - 12:37 PM


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I never will understand the mentality of wanting to kill a big shark like that.





Certainly nobody on this fishing forum gets excited over catching and keeping a really, really big fish.
Quote:Originally Posted by RI PopperWell looks like your gonna have to make the gumbo with Berkly Gulp instead LOL


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