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After seeing this in the bay, would you still launch?

Poll ended at Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:19 pm

You have to be joking!
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Yeah, I'd have a go.
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51%
 
Total votes: 51
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:19 pm

And now for something completely different.....

You pull up to your favourite beach, all geared up for a day of slaughtering fish and then you see this about 100m out :worried: :worried:
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Would you launch?
Or climb back in the car, lock the doors and wind up the windows?

As a footnote, this was photographed in a bay in Northland. It has not been 'shopped' in any way other than lifting the light levels.
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I want to gauge what sort of awareness is out there about the things that lurk in the depths.
I'll open it up for comments and disclose the full story later.
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:17 pm

Just to try and quell the PMs - She is Not a Basking or Whale Shark :D

When we reach 20 votes, I'll open it up
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:26 pm

Another view...
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:03 pm

Okay not the results I was expecting with more than half leaping in there :wasntme:

Let's hear what you think it is :lol:
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:16 pm

A rock and a stick

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Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:17 pm

A whale of some sort rolling around basking in the sun and warm shallow water
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:27 pm

Try a whitey bitey of serious size :lol: . And <img src="./images/smilies/emoticon-0183-swear.gif" alt=":swear:" title="Swear"> know that's pushing the limits of luck and food chains a little to far

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Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:15 pm

I had a lost billfish from the first pic with what looked like a very sharp pointed tail but that second pic says Shark for sure.

I don't mind saying was one of the "launch" votes, I wouldn't go out and aggravate it and give it the respect it deserves but I'd sure like to cruise along with it just to see it up close, prob not much point in taking too much fishing gear though as it's probably scared the life out of any resident fish :lol: so just load the kayak up with the cameras :y:
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:24 pm

WaikatoYakka wrote:Ray?
Good call !...I'd go with that !!...
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:27 pm

I think that I'd be inclined to go out for a look, all be it paddling VERY slowly without any electronic devices on. If it is a big shark it is highly unlikely to think that a big shape approaching it is prey.

Before you guys say that I am nuts remember that I did jump in the water with a couple of killer whales recently...
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:35 pm

Have alerted Mr Duffy to this thread. Hopefully as someone that knows a fare bit about these fish he will comment

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Kerry wrote: If it is a big shark it is highly unlikely to think that a big shape approaching it is prey.
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Agreed, every experience I have had in approaching a shark, they tend to startle and bugger off however when already fishing and on their turf they tend to circle a few times, figure that I'm boring then carry on.
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:40 pm

WaikatoYakka wrote:...figure that I'm boring then carry on.

Your not boring mate just special :*

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WaikatoYakka wrote:...figure that I'm boring then carry on.

Your not boring mate just special :*

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WaikatoYakka wrote:
Winch wrote:
WaikatoYakka wrote:...figure that I'm boring then carry on.

Your not boring mate just special :*

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Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:37 pm

Yeah, maybe you two should go in the water.... :wasntme:

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Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:42 pm

maybe i'd take a tentative look see without the fishing gear.
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Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:47 pm

Looked like a shark to me but can't gauge the size from the pics.

I voted that I would launch and have a cautious look... That said, I reckon if I could see it was a monster shark then I probably wouldn't be quite so gung-ho.

Am I right that most commonly you would see bronzies in close, makos out wide, and Gt whites showing up anywhere? :sweat:

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Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:01 pm

Pretty much.
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