Have you seen a baby Hammerhead before? Well we hadn't before today and have been pleasantly surprised by the photos Justin Western sent in while he was fishing off Turkey Beach. Photos: Justin Western.
Have you seen a baby Hammerhead before? Well we hadn't before today and have been pleasantly surprised by the photos Justin Western sent in while he was fishing off Turkey Beach. Photos: Justin Western.

GALLERY: Baby Hammerhead caught, released off Turkey Beach

Check out this baby Hammerhead shark local fisherman Justin Western caught within an hour of fishing off Turkey Beach.

It was so small Mr Western was able to hold it in his hand.



"I didn't hold it for long and quickly released it in case it's mum was watching."

Mr Western said he knew it was a shark from the way it was acting on the end of the line.

"Shark are very erratic and flick their body around more than a usual fish," he said

"I have caught and released sharks before, tigers, bulls and reef sharks, but a hammerhead was a first for me."

The hammerhead was a feisty little thing and not easy to handle.

 

"It was snapping at me and definitely wanted my fingers," Mr Western said.

On the way back from fishing checking his cast nets for prawns, Mr Western came across a mantis shrimp.

"Which is not good, they eat prawns," he said.

Mr Western said his favourite fishing spot was the cod rock shoals.

If you have any great, or unusual fishing pictures send them to 0466 914 437 or email sarah.barnham@gladstoneobserver.com.au



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