Cod tales: Sharks on the bite

The business end of a mako shark.

The business end of a mako shark.

A FEW bangs with the plunger into the burly bucket and the cloudy mix of pilchard and fish offal drifts behind the boat. 

The trail has been running now for several hours but still no sign of any sharks drawn to the oily scent. 

Shark fishing is great fun and the warm summer months signal the best of the bite as numerous species of shark shadow the snapper schools that have already entered the bays. 

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