Thresher Shark is a pelagic shark easily recognised by its very long tail. Popular game fish.
How To Identify:
Thresher Sharks (as a group) are easily identified by the very long upper lobe to its tail, this can be nearly as long as the sharks whole body. The skin of the thresher shark is also smoother than most sharks. The Thresher Shark is dark blue to almost green above and white below. They can grow to over 5 meters and weight over 420 kgs (920 lbs).
How To Catch:
Thresher Sharks can be caught in a similar fashion to fishing for Marlin. As with all sharks they respond well to a berly or chum mixture of small fish pieces mixed with fish oil. Baits include whole oily fish or fillets of oily fish, for example tuna, trevally or mullet.
Thresher Sharks are found around the world, they prefer open water though on occasion will come in closer to shore. In Australia they are found right around the entire coastline. In New Zealand they are found right around the entire coastline.