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Skeleton Coast shark fishing (surf fishing) — tips?

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Right now, I’m in the process of planning a surf fishing expedition to Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. I’ve heard that the Skeleton Coast is great for catching large bronze whaler sharks, and there’s something about going to fish in a remote part of the world with an exotic, almost piratical name that appeals to me for some reason, lol. I suppose that’s silly, but there it is.

Anyway, I was just wondering what to expect and whether I should take any special measures to prepare for surf fishing there. I’d imagine the fishing guide company will loan any special equipment needed, but it never hurts to be prepared. Thanks a bunch!

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  1. Bass Battler on Jan 23, 2013 Reply

    First off, congratulations — that’s going to be one heck of an adventure, I envy you, man! :)

    Usually, you’ll start out fishing for other fish to use as bait for the Bronze Whalers that are your main target. Gully sharks are good target for fishing in this way and will get you warmed up for the main battle.

    And it will be a battle — whalers fight like heck once you’ve got them hooked, so be ready for a workout, haha!

    Bring sunscreen, too. The Skeleton Coast is cooler than the interior, but once the sun’s out, you’re going to want something between those rays and your body surface, believe me.

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