13kg Shovelnose Shark

Here is more photos of the shovelnose shark caught on 26-10-2008.

Read the catch report here: https://shore-angler.com/2008/10/26/shovel-nose-shark

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Slightly longer than a jetty stone bench

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It is a male shovelnose shark. U can see it has two testicle below the stomach. A female one don’t have this extra thing.

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Here U can see a clear picture of the bottom side of the shark. From left – The nostril, mouth,lung,stomach and the anus.

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The surf rod that landed this beauties. A 10ft old Penn power stick. The tip section middle part has been broken when I hit the jetty railing many years back. It was keep in the store all the while until recently I took it out and found another part of a glass rod tip to rebuilt it. With super glue help to join the broken part and redo the guides all over again, the whole rod is resurface as a super big game jetty rod partly built by me. Now it has been proven it power and fully tested.

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The reel that caught this beauties. My lucky old Penn 500L Jigmaster. Hold about 250 meter of 30lbs mono line, with a gear ratio of 4:1, it just perfect for jetty big game work. It added another big fish to it belt beside the 25kg cobia I landed last year and many more others.

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The Mono Line – I mostly use Surecatch power mono line 30lbs. Its cheap and good. Each roll about 250 meter cost only $4.50. I cut or trim off if I found the line is rough or chip.

The Rig – I trust my self tie long snood bottom feeder rig. I use China made 120lbs mono line to tie. Reason is it is stiff enough to hold up big bait like whole bait fish.

The Hook – For this catch I use Pro Tech O’Shaugnessy short shank stainless steel size 5/0.