Gummy Shark is a smaller shark that is not dangerous to man.
How To Identify:
The Gummy Shark is a streamlined shark with a long tapered head. The Gummy Shark has flat, blunt teeth set in a pavement like fashion, unlike the up right teeth of most sharks. It has a greyish body and grows to almost 30 kgs but commonly caught up to 15 kgs.
How To Catch:
Gummy Sharks are normally fished for commercially by long lines and sold as flake. Normally an incidental catch when fishing coastal gutters for other species or offshore when snapper fishing.
In Australia the Gummy Shark has a wide range, ranging from Central Queensland, into New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and up to Shark Bay in Western Australia. They inhabit coastal reefs and coastal gutters where it is sometime taken by surf fishing anglers.