This is an old story, before the days of Life is Savage, but i saw it on Facebook this morning and thought i’d share because i couldn’t believe that the world’s largest Bull shark (Zambezi shark) was caught 5.5km up the Breede River. In 2009, a 4 meter long/500 kg, Bull shark, was hooked 5.5km up the Breede River. They tagged the shark and found it actually swam 15km upriver.
Imagine going bass fishing on a little inflateble and seeing that cruise past you.
” International and local records tumbled as a team of shark conservationists hooked the largest Zambezi shark known to science – a massive pregnant female four metres in length and weighing almost half a ton. But wait for it. This awesome creature was found 5.5 kms up the Breede River, a large river that comes out near the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. It is the furthest south a bull shark has been found in Africa. ” [Wavescape]
Don’t say i never teach you anything.
Now you know.
[pic via Alison Towner at Marine Dynamics]