Mako Sharks are very popular amongst anglers for their great fighting ability and aerial acrobatics once hooked.
How To Identify:
Mako Sharks are a well proportioned Shark, quite streamlined with a pointed nose. They have a large eye and powerful deeply forked tail. Makos are a dark blue on the top down to the nose changing to a lighter blue on the side and then to a white under belly. They can grow to over 4 meters and 500 kgs.
How To Catch:
Mako 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.
Mako Sharks are found right around the world in tropical and warm temperate seas. They are fast swimming and rarely come close to the shoreline. In Australia they are found down most of the Queensland Coast, right round the bottom half of Australia to hear the top of Western Australia. In New Zealand they are found right around the North Island, and on the North, West and South of the South Island.