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hey fellas

whenever i hear reports of bullsharks in the brissie river its always from the middle to upper reaches. i was wondering if they are still worth targeting say from the gateway area down towards the mouth of the river. if so what are some areas that i might come up trumps with a few sharks?

thanks for the help

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Ive caught 8ft bulls east of sth passage bar full of young such as terrys from today, looks like the juveniles are the ones that push up river the most, the lower reaches would seem the best bet for a breeder.

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