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Shark Fishing Techniques


Shark fishing is an exciting and challenging sport that requires skill and patience. In this article, we will discuss some of the best shark fishing techniques that you can use to catch these amazing creatures.

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Before you start shark fishing, you need to make sure that you have the right equipment. Here are some of the things that you will need:

  • Rod and reel
  • Bait (mackerel, squid, or other oily fish)
  • Wire leader
  • Circle hooks

Make sure that your equipment is in good condition and that you have enough line on your reel to handle a large shark.



The key to successful shark fishing is using the right bait. Sharks are attracted to oily fish like mackerel and squid. You can also use chum to attract sharks to your boat.


When casting your bait, make sure that you cast it far enough away from the boat so that the shark doesn’t see it. You should also make sure that your bait is at the right depth.


When a shark takes your bait, it’s important to let it run with the line for a few seconds before setting the hook. This will give the shark time to swallow the bait and ensure a good hook set. Use a mild steel hook or some other hook that is designed to degrade over time.


Fighting a shark can be a long and exhausting process. Make sure that you have a good grip on your rod and reel and that you keep your line tight at all times.


When you finally get the shark close to the boat it’s normal to release them by cutting the leader line. The hook should rust and fall out over time.


It’s important to release the shark as quickly as possible. 

Safety Tips

Shark fishing can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Never fish alone
  • Wear a life jacket at all times
  • Avoid fishing in areas where sharks are known to feed or breed
  • Be careful when handling sharks – they can bite!

By following these tips and techniques, you can have a safe and successful shark fishing trip!

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