Bull shark swims south


A BULL shark tagged by keen land-based angler Marco Schmitz has been recaptured.

Fishing solo off Ellis Beach in Northern Queensland on 16 June, 2016, Marco managed to catch the bull shark before tagging and releasing it in excellent condition. The bull shark measured 176 cm and was estimated to be 70 kg.

Fast forward 955 days and more than 900 nautical miles (1665 km) south, experienced anglers Tony Lenthall and Marcus Ulrick recaptured the shark while fishing at the mouth of the Macleay River at South West Rocks, NSW.

The shark was measured at 213 cm total length. After a few quick photos, the bull shark was then re-tagged and returned to the river.

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