On the 14th June Colin Sherman was kite fishing 30km south of
Bayly's Beach in strong north easterlies.
On his first set to 1000 metres out he knew he had caught something big by
the huge load on the mainline.
It took Colin 1.5 hours to haul the line back to shore. When he first spotted
it in the surf he thought he had hooked a seal but then realised it was another
white pointer shark.
Yes, that's right, ANOTHER great white shark!
Unbeliveable as it may be Colin caught a smaller white pointer around 10 years
ago on a kite longline rig.
With the thousands of kite and kontiki fisherman in New Zealand I am only
aware of these two great whites being taken over the last twenty years by anyone
fishing from the shore.
The shark was hooked on two traces in the mouth and one in the tail.
As sharks do it had spun until and the mainline was tightly wrapped from head
to tail and because of this was towed in backwards.
The shark was dead when it arrived back at the beach.
Great White Sharks Protected Species
Recently the New Zealand Government passed laws protecting white pointer sharks.
Wildlife Act now prohibits targeting of white pointer sharks out to the 200 mile