By Richard Schumann
I recently had the good fortune of fishing some remote flats in Oz and on the day in question, I had had a good flats session and as the tide started running out, some good sized blacktip reef sharks moved onto the flat and I managed to pin one. Soon thereafter a small bull shark (or “zambezi” as we know it in South Africa) came up the line and I got really lucky and managed to feed it my fly. The added bonus was that it was from terra-firma and a free-swimmer – no boat and no teasing or chumming.
Now I’m in the market for tiger and a hammerhead on the flats!
Bull shark from the beach

Bull shark on the flats




  1. Leonard Flemming 5 November, 2015 at 14:45 - Reply

    The bull shark is a great catch in my opinion Richard! Which fly (or flies?) did you fool those two fish with?

    • Richard 9 November, 2015 at 14:49 - Reply

      got them both on brush flies

  2. Fred Davis 5 November, 2015 at 21:21 - Reply

    Great fish that Zambo! How did he fight? I remember the small I got years ago was super dogged and very aggressive when I got him up close.

  3. Richard 9 November, 2015 at 14:50 - Reply

    ya it gave a rather good account of itself!

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