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    Posted: 04 Aug 2011 at 11:27pm
Hey team,

It has been a long time since I posted on this forum, but to break my silence, I wanted to ask if and in fact why there are no Bull Sharks in New Zealand?

I know there was a report of one being caught out of the Kapiti region?  a couple of years ago, but I think this turned out to the a bronze whaler??

I guess my question is, if they are globally widespread, and even so close as in the canals of the Gold Coast, then why arent they in New Zealand?  Australia, Americas, Africa, why not little ol New Zealand?

It is a good thing they are not in NZ, as they are a very aggressive shark....
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yepp we dont need those huas Trent..
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yea they swim up waterways even into fresh water and will eat your kids in a flash. very angry beasts!!
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how the hell are you mate???

i am glad as hell we havent had any confrontations with these buggers, the Gt Whites are chickens compared to Bulls when it comes to tasting your limbs....  

go here to read more..http://www.fishing.net.nz/index.cfm/pageid/58/view/yes/editorialID/752
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Hey Eric, I am all good thanks! 

There have been a lot of documentaries here in the UK recently on Bull Sharks, which got me thinking about why they are not in New Zealand, especially being in such close prosximity to the ones in OZ.

Majorly aggressive shark that one!  But whats to stop them crossing the ditch? 

Dont get me wrong, I dont want them in NZ at all, but more curious as to why they are not there?
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water temperature.
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I heard that they don't come because of the high New Zealand dollar, way cheaper to holiday in Thailand! Apparently they also buy their All Black rugby jerseys online! ;-)
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hahahahahaha crack up...

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Great Whites ate them all.
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It's my one fear that the Bull will make a move here, if they do bye bye property prices at Omaha.

It's too cold, how ever bronzies are from the same family as bulls.

The thing is we get tigers swimming around out wide, but no bulls yet they (very) generally speaking frequent the same water temps.

Both of them scare the jeebus out of me from a being in the water point of view.  But if they do move in then I wouldn't hesitate to tick them of my list of target species.  Have been pondering a trip to Oz to go get them as well.
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One caught apparently off D'urville island back in 2006 (not sure if it was ratified or confirmed 100% though).

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Does anyone have a contact at Te Papa?

That would answer it
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Just imagine them swimming up the Waikato river.Would be great fun to target off the Tuakau bridge.

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What makes you think bronzies are not already swimming upstream?
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I know they are,but don"t know just quite how far.Hooked one at Quarry Point just upstream from Port Waikato once on a live kahawai.Seen a guy when I was carp fishing down at Huntly who was using a catfish as a livie for sharks.Don"t think he got any though......
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Originally posted by Zambizi Zambizi wrote:

It's my one fear that the Bull will make a move here, if they do bye bye property prices at Omaha.

It's too cold, how ever bronzies are from the same family as bulls.

The thing is we get tigers swimming around out wide, but no bulls yet they (very) generally speaking frequent the same water temps.

Both of them scare the jeebus out of me from a being in the water point of view.  But if they do move in then I wouldn't hesitate to tick them of my list of target species.  Have been pondering a trip to Oz to go get them as well.
 
The bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, also known as Zambezi shark...
 
didn't know that till now!
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Originally posted by Zambizi Zambizi wrote:

It's my one fear that the Bull will make a move here, if they do bye bye property prices at Omaha.

It's too cold, how ever bronzies are from the same family as bulls.

The thing is we get tigers swimming around out wide, but no bulls yet they (very) generally speaking frequent the same water temps.

Both of them scare the jeebus out of me from a being in the water point of view.  But if they do move in then I wouldn't hesitate to tick them of my list of target species.  Have been pondering a trip to Oz to go get them as well.
 
Tigers are pelagic bulls are not.
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We should be more concerned with whats eating them when they try and cross the ditch... :p
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Explains it, thanks dude.
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