Great White Shark Expedition #1
We all arrived in Port Lincoln throughout the day excited in the prospect of coming face to face with the most feared fish in the ocean the Great white Shark.
As soon as we arrived at the Neptune Islands, our deckie Tim, started the job of continuously throwing blood and guts overboard to attract the sharks.
Fishing took over on the deck as the waiting began, Mike landed leatherjackets, flatheads and heaps of other good fish along with the occasional unnamable species.
The next day we arose with high hopes and started the chumming process again.
The deep water cage was deployed and a few of us decided to see what was happening below us, sadly it was much of the same. A couple of Bull Rays came in for a feed along with a few groupers and heaps of small fish. Tim decided he wanted to film a Weedy Sea Dragon and exited the cage leaving us there wondering would we ever see him again. He returned a little later all intact! But before he could close the cage door a rare eight foot, seven gilled shark appeared and tried to make his way into the cage as well, quick thinking by Stuart Torrington (aka the shark kicker) and his right foot put a stop to that. Thanks Stu.
For those interested Andrew Fox also gave a talk about the tagging of Great Whites.
We decided to go ashore and visit the Australian fur seal colony, this was great and some great photo opportunities were had.
The fearless warriors were Trish Bourke, Leanne Walker, Kellie Pittaway, Charlie Burner, Kevin Wass, Glenn Douglass, Stuart Torrington, Mike Fitzgerald, Keith Hockton, Richard Brooks, Vince Miarchi and myself, John Warner.