That’s what happens when you take their fire engine away


Cassandra Mason at the Herald reports:

A popular fishing spot in Whangarei Harbour has turned into a “shark hunting ground” following yesterday’s fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach, a local says.  

“It’s a very popular spot for jigging for kingfish, but you have to beat the Bronze Whalers to get your fish on board,” he said.

“What is a prime spot for kingfish has this morning become a shark hunting ground.”

With his powerful telescope, Mr Nathan said he could see the men using two-foot long barracudas as bait – much too large to be targeting anything but sharks.

“They’re not fishing for kingfish or snapper. They’re definitely after sharks.”

While Bronze Whalers were “fair game”, Mr Nathan said he’d never seen anyone fish for them before.

“It’s funny that this has happened and all of a sudden there are guys out here fishing for sharks.

“That’s the nature of the beast. It’s mob mentality.”

A man is killed by a shark off an Auckland beach, Whangarei goes to town on its sharks in retribution.

That showing some solidarity.


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  • tarkwin

    We’re right into empathy up this way. Someone opened a pub and TAB in Auckland ten years ago, I haven’t stopped drinking or gambling since.

  • Agent BallSack

    So a shark which has natural predatory instincts kills someone and all the people go batshit crazy. A human being kills a kid up that way and what’s the response? Silence.

    • Ouch.

    • Ronnie Chow

      Yeah , right . Why shoot the shark and not the child-killer . The shark has done nothing wrong .