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Shark!! at Manly

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Created by swoosh > 9 months ago, 23 Jan 2017
swoosh
QLD, 1631 posts
23 Jan 2017 9:12AM
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Was sailing in towards the rock wall on Saturday, and a 3-4ft bullshark exploded out of the water about 30m in front of me, must have been chasing some bait fish around. Was probably <50m off the rock wall. A couple standing on the rock wall also saw it. Pretty cool!

Anyone else seen anything similar there before? I sometimes see schools of bait fish there getting chased around, now I know what might be chasing them!

evilC
QLD, 623 posts
23 Jan 2017 9:55AM
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I saw a similar size shark do the same thing at the entrance to the harbour last week when I was rigging up

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 933 posts
23 Jan 2017 10:08AM
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Yep, Adam and I have seen them at Sandstone doing a similar thing. Do a bit of a google search and you'll find out that it's how they behave in summer, apparently they jump out of the water heaps when the water gets warmer. Brisbane river ferry skippers see them do this a bit.

drjukka
QLD, 253 posts
23 Jan 2017 12:53PM
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Had a 3-4 foot bull shark pass directly under me when I was on the SUP off the rock wall between RQ and Manly a few weeks ago - it was chasing something (not me!) Polarising sunglasses are great while paddling for spotting the marine life down there.
Have also seen reef sharks circling crab pots.

spanishwog
QLD, 77 posts
23 Jan 2017 10:13PM
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I don't wanna know!
My grandma always use to say - "what you don't know wont kill ya"
I hope she was right!!

Cocky2
QLD, 29 posts
24 Jan 2017 7:03AM
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Have seen this at the entry to Manly Harbour. They are all over the bay even seen them in the shallows of Wellington point. The bigger ones hang around the boats when they are checking crab pots as the eat the undersized sand crabs and fish frames discarded.
More concerned about hitting one at speed.

Hroar
QLD, 62 posts
1 Feb 2017 6:40AM
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Was out cruising around Cootharaba on SUP on Monday, had about a 3 foot bull shark jump out in front of me up near the green beacon. A lot of mullet swirling around as I went through were he was.

lungs
QLD, 415 posts
1 Feb 2017 7:31AM
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where is the green beacon in relation to elanda

Haggar
QLD, 1566 posts
2 Feb 2017 7:23AM
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Someone reported seeing a large shark from the shore at Queens beach last week, said it was a tiger. Don't know how you could identify the shark whilst standing on the beach.

Hroar
QLD, 62 posts
4 Feb 2017 7:38AM
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Green beacon is ESE about 3kms from elanda, Russell was talking to local fisherman who said he netted approx. 60 on Tuesday & one of his mates in Brisvegas pulled in over 260 out of Tingalpa creek [Lota] last week as well.

MalJ
QLD, 162 posts
4 Feb 2017 9:20AM
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260 in a week!!! 260 less to worry about. Must be 1000's lurking around. Surprised we don't see more of them.

gregwed
QLD, 527 posts
4 Feb 2017 11:37AM
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MalJ said..
260 in a week!!! 260 less to worry about. Must be 1000's lurking around. Surprised we don't see more of them.


Gees Mal, I don't know what's worse, seeing them or not seeing them........

MalJ
QLD, 162 posts
4 Feb 2017 12:58PM
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Happy not to see them. If I don't see them, they don't exist.

MarkSSC
QLD, 297 posts
5 Feb 2017 11:38AM
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MalJ said..
260 in a week!!! 260 less to worry about. Must be 1000's lurking around. Surprised we don't see more of them.

Just after I started windsurfing I heard that the commercial fishermen capture about 1000 bull sharks every year from Lake Cootharabah.

Bone's
QLD, 117 posts
5 Feb 2017 7:27PM
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MarkSSC said..

MalJ said..
260 in a week!!! 260 less to worry about. Must be 1000's lurking around. Surprised we don't see more of them.


Just after I started windsurfing I heard that the commercial fishermen capture about 1000 bull sharks every year from Lake Cootharabah.


You must have spoke to the same person i did! I was told the exact story/figures.

vando
QLD, 3354 posts
5 Feb 2017 7:48PM
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MalJ said..
260 in a week!!! 260 less to worry about. Must be 1000's lurking around. Surprised we don't see more of them.


Lucky the water not clear in the bay

Macroscien
QLD, 4167 posts
5 Feb 2017 10:28PM
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Could we see sharks from drones ? It will be quite interesting to see full windsurf session on and plenty dark shapes beneath the water just waiting for failed gybe...

John340
QLD, 1704 posts
13 Feb 2017 2:23PM
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At 2.00pm, yesterday, while waiting for the tide to drop, a group of windsurfers from MBM and BCC observed, from the carpark lookout, a 3m bull shark leap out of the water, mid channel in Lota creek . This didn't stop 15+ sailors rig up and enjoy the flat conditions on 7 metre sails and 90 to 100 lit boards.

Duane1010
QLD, 204 posts
13 Feb 2017 4:46PM
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There was a 3.5/4m shark spotted rite in front of kite beach yesterday and we all were sailing in that area all day my mate said a kiter did a jump and landed next to it but didn't see it.There were guys sanding in wast deep water out past the shark.

oryx
QLD, 39 posts
13 Feb 2017 6:01PM
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Daune1010 - you mean at RQYS?

cammd
QLD, 1454 posts
13 Feb 2017 8:14PM
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This thread needs to be deleted

GeoGeo
QLD, 134 posts
13 Feb 2017 11:20PM
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cammd said..
This thread needs to be deleted


Agree, not very helpful subject in encouraging young kids to leave iPads at home and to try windsurfing or any watersport around the bay.
Actually even I don't want to hear it.... just might get into back of my mind .

John340
QLD, 1704 posts
14 Feb 2017 5:01AM
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GeoGeo said..


cammd said..
This thread needs to be deleted




Agree, not very helpful subject in encouraging young kids to leave iPads at home and to try windsurfing or any watersport around the bay.
Actually even I don't want to hear it.... just might get into back of my mind .


George, It definitely good motivation not to drop your gybes

dentonwade
QLD, 18 posts
14 Feb 2017 8:47AM
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Here's some pretty reassuring data. Last shark attack, non-fatal in this part of the Bay: Wellington Point 1 Apr 1972. And here's all the Qld data since records started . www.sharkattackdata.com/place/australia/queensland

Simon100
QLD, 424 posts
15 Feb 2017 7:21PM
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dentonwade said..
Here's some pretty reassuring data. Last shark attack, non-fatal in this part of the Bay: Wellington Point 1 Apr 1972. And here's all the Qld data since records started . www.sharkattackdata.com/place/australia/queensland



But Remember that has nothing to do with when the next might be for example WA had many years with not one attack and then heaps in a short period. Also despite our very small population we are have the most fatal shark attacks of any country.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 933 posts
15 Feb 2017 9:09PM
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Gee wizz, hundreds of people die on our roads every year but we still jump in the car ............. sharks are just another creature in this world that we have to live with. If we manage ourselves properly to lower the risks then it just comes down to plain old bad luck

MarkSSC
QLD, 297 posts
15 Feb 2017 11:05PM
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Simon100 said..

dentonwade said..
Here's some pretty reassuring data. Last shark attack, non-fatal in this part of the Bay: Wellington Point 1 Apr 1972. And here's all the Qld data since records started . www.sharkattackdata.com/place/australia/queensland




But Remember that has nothing to do with when the next might be for example WA had many years with not one attack and then heaps in a short period. Also despite our very small population we are have the most fatal shark attacks of any country.


Similar with Ballina. Now it is a fast food joint.

Orange Whip
QLD, 353 posts
16 Feb 2017 6:01PM
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Flake burger central

Hroar
QLD, 62 posts
21 Feb 2017 7:40AM
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Greg, Chris, Anne & Paul were standing in waist deep water near Elanda Pt on Sat arvo when Paul was bumped on leg by something large & solid? Crapped himself & jumped into middle of sail & they all got out of there in a hurry.

AusMoz
QLD, 884 posts
21 Feb 2017 8:50AM
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Hroar said..
Greg, Chris, Anne & Paul were standing in waist deep water near Elanda Pt on Sat arvo when Paul was bumped on leg by something large & solid? Crapped himself & jumped into middle of sail & they all got out of there in a hurry.


So that's why the lake is always brown.

Jeffrosail
QLD, 169 posts
21 Feb 2017 2:33PM
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When I was just a little boy it was ghost stories that scared the pants off us.
Now it's shark stories. Same pair of pants, different pocket.
Gives us plenty to talk about when there's not enough wind.
Keep 'em coming. Did I tell you about the time I was...............
How about a little competition for the best or scariest story.



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