January 2011

A baby Hammerhead shark.

January has been a bit of a dead loss really. No snapper, Gurnard, or Kahawai, not much of anything useful in fact. The seas have been very dirty due to the heavy rain this month. The only things still around in abundance are crabs and baby sharks. Mostly small Tope, but I got a surprise yesterday when I caught a couple of baby Hammerheads. Usually get a few of them north of East Cape, Bay of Plenty etc, but these were the first I’ve caught in Napier. I release all baby sharks if they’re not hooked too deep.

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