Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Blue Shark is a wide ranging shark - found across most of the world. It is also the most common of these fish in New Zealand waters. They are one of the easiest "game fish" to catch, often falling prey to fishermen, and can be lured in by blood in the water. Once caught, they are reported to be quite sluggish. However, the meat turns unpelasant fairly quickly and reeks of ammonia if the shark is not gutted swiftly after catching. "Gamefishing" is one sport I cannot get to grips with - why catch something if you're not going to eat it? It's not sport - it's sadism!
They can also be quite vicious, and sometimes come quite close to shore, so bathers beware!