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Copper Shark

Copper Shark -
Common Name: Copper Shark
Other Names: Bronze Whaler, Narrow-toothed shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus Brachyurus

Habitat: Found in warm waters and is usually seen close inshore along rocky reefs and in shallow bays.

Distribution: Found in most warm waters and sub tropic regions of the world.

Bait: Will feed on small sharks, sole, live bait and squid.

Fishing Strategy: This species is a bottom dweller, use a sinker to send your bait into the bottom, a piece of polystyrene will keep the bait away from crabs.

Other information: This species is considered dangerous when excited by the smell of food. It is known to attack bathers while searching for food. 


  • 4 - 4.5 metre beach rod
  • Heavy tackle is needed
  • Steel trace
  • Large hook of 10/0 or 12/0

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