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I dared

Darwin, Australia

#1 Mar 21, 2013
I love this show!

Jeremy Wade should do a feature on the Spear Tooth Shark. A man eating fresh water shark that lives in the rivers of Australia and India.
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Kansas City, MO

#2 Mar 21, 2013
It really is one of the best tv shows.
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#3 Mar 21, 2013
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It really is one of the best tv shows.
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#4 Mar 21, 2013
I dared wrote:
I love this show!
Jeremy Wade should do a feature on the Spear Tooth Shark. A man eating fresh water shark that lives in the rivers of Australia and India.
The Speartooth shark is not a man eater, is very rare & only found in tropical Australia & New Guinea.
Perhaps you're thinking of Bull Sharks?
He's already done a show on them.
alfie

Mount Kuring-gai, Australia

#5 Mar 21, 2013
The best part was when he was in India. The catfish are feeding on the dead turdskins sent into the river when they are dead. The catfish have become so big feeding on the dead Indians they can now grab the live Indians wallowing in the river, even the livestock! Amazing! I also liked it when he caught the Goliath Tigerfish, that thing was awesome.
alfie

Mount Kuring-gai, Australia

#6 Mar 21, 2013
The best one was when he was in India. The turdskins are sending their dead into the river, & the catfish are feeding on them. The catfish have grown so big they can now grab the live Indians wallowing in the river too, even the livestock! Amazing! I also liked it when he caught the Goliath Tigerfish.

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#7 Mar 21, 2013
alfie wrote:
The best one was when he was in India. The turdskins are sending their dead into the river, & the catfish are feeding on them. The catfish have grown so big they can now grab the live Indians wallowing in the river too, even the livestock! Amazing! I also liked it when he caught the Goliath Tigerfish.
Yeah I agree, I've seen all those episodes.
That Goliath Tigerfish has a pretty impressive arsenal of weaponry at it's disposal.
I don't think I'd like to take one on in it's own environment, wouldn't stand much of a chance.
I dared

Naracoorte, Australia

#8 Mar 21, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
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The Speartooth shark is not a man eater, is very rare & only found in tropical Australia & New Guinea.
Perhaps you're thinking of Bull Sharks?
He's already done a show on them.
No did'nt mean Bull Sharks, even though they like pitbulls in the river and they can travel so far up rivers.

I am sure I read that spear tooth 'could' be deadly to people. I think you're right about its habitat though tropical.

Anyway I lived in Darwin for a time and I heard of a cod attacking somone in a saltwater lake! The council caught it and cooked it on a barbie for lunch, lol.

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#9 Mar 21, 2013
I dared wrote:
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No did'nt mean Bull Sharks, even though they like pitbulls in the river and they can travel so far up rivers.
I am sure I read that spear tooth 'could' be deadly to people. I think you're right about its habitat though tropical.
Anyway I lived in Darwin for a time and I heard of a cod attacking somone in a saltwater lake! The council caught it and cooked it on a barbie for lunch, lol.
I guess if one bit someone who spooked or cornered it & got a major artery etc. they could be deadly to people.
Far as I know they don't eat us like some other species of shark do.

Lol about the Cod, it's a wonder the animal activist nutters didn't kick up a stink about not releasing it back into the ocean.
Large Cod & Grouper can do some real damage to people if they choose to.
I dared

Kent Town, Australia

#10 Mar 21, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
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I guess if one bit someone who spooked or cornered it & got a major artery etc. they could be deadly to people.
Far as I know they don't eat us like some other species of shark do.
Lol about the Cod, it's a wonder the animal activist nutters didn't kick up a stink about not releasing it back into the ocean.
Large Cod & Grouper can do some real damage to people if they choose to.
Sharks: OK so where safe then. Many of these fish strikes I would think are rare, except the ones Jeremy say are more common. Get this back in 1994 I went to Stradbroke Is. I swam on a deserted beach right near the ferry terminal for 45mins! Locals were telling me to get out of the water. I later heard it was bull shark infested! I think I used up my 9 lives.

The code: Did'nt know cods and gropers could be dangerous. Yes this cod bit a persons lower leg just above the ankle in shallow water. It was a nasty bite- almost to the bone! As for the lack of environmental compassion Darwin has different rules to down south!

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#11 Mar 21, 2013
I dared wrote:
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Sharks: OK so where safe then. Many of these fish strikes I would think are rare, except the ones Jeremy say are more common. Get this back in 1994 I went to Stradbroke Is. I swam on a deserted beach right near the ferry terminal for 45mins! Locals were telling me to get out of the water. I later heard it was bull shark infested! I think I used up my 9 lives.
The code: Did'nt know cods and gropers could be dangerous. Yes this cod bit a persons lower leg just above the ankle in shallow water. It was a nasty bite- almost to the bone! As for the lack of environmental compassion Darwin has different rules to down south!
I heard from people I know that there were Bull Sharks cruising around in flooded areas of Brisbane etc. a couple of years ago, of course the govt. & their so-called experts played it down like the idiots they are, but I would be surprised if in situations like that Bull Sharks weren't there.

Cod & Grouper are big and strong, when growing up in the 70's Mum used to work on Green Island off Cairns, in the mornings before the tourist boats would arrive the resturant would dump food scraps from the previous day off the end of the jetty, if the water was warm enough we'd go in with snorkels etc. watching the fish feed.
There were 3 big Grouper that used to come in regularly for a feed, those things were f*cking huge, well over 6 foot long.
Mackeral carcasses, backbone with head & tail still attached used to dissapear sideways in a single gulp as they were sucked in to mouths that would easily fit a man's head & shoulders without touching the sides.

I can also remember around the same time we used to camp, swim & fish at the mouth of Coopers Creek, not far from the mouth of the Daintree River.
Also swam in the Archer, Wenlock & Jardine rivers.
Not many crocs around in those days, don't think I'd do that nowdays though :)
Anglo-Saxon-Celt

Airds, Australia

#12 Mar 21, 2013
I saw the show where he was trying to catch the big 'catfish' out of the amazon. It managed to catch my interest and I watched pretty much the whole thing. Was a very interesting show indeed.

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#13 Mar 21, 2013
Dudes, Jeremy Wade is a straight boss and tops this genre of show.

Best catches: as already mentioned, Goliath tiger fish, huge bull shark in south Africa, the massive freshwater ray in Thailand,( although the one that snapped his rod and his shoulder and got away looked to be the biggest freshwater fish yet) And the alligator gar.

Also of interest is Zeb Hogans show monster fish is also great, but a little more Scientific, which is nice.

There is a crazy swedish (i think) dude called the fish warrior who is worth a watch.

And a little more locally, ifish.

You all seen the biggest confirmed freshwater fish which was a Mekong giant cat, caught in a net in Thailand? Huge.

Anyway good to see Jeremy getting so
Much Love out there. Anyone know when the new
season of river monsters starts?

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#14 Mar 22, 2013
The Little Things wrote:
Anyone know when the new
season of river monsters starts?
I don't know.
I've managed to watch all the previous 4 seasons sourced from various places on the net, quite enjoy that show, would be good if he does bring out another season or two.
Elias

Australia

#15 Mar 22, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
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The Speartooth shark is not a man eater, is very rare & only found in tropical Australia & New Guinea.
Perhaps you're thinking of Bull Sharks?
He's already done a show on them.
Aren't there bullsharks lurking around the marinas on the gold coast?

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#16 Mar 22, 2013
Elias wrote:
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Aren't there bullsharks lurking around the marinas on the gold coast?
I would be very surprised if there's not.
They are one of only a couple of species that can live in fresh water, many hundreds of k's upstream in some cases.
People have been killed by them in the canals & fresh water lakes on the Gold Coast.
I dared

Adelaide, Australia

#17 Mar 23, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
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I heard from people I know that there were Bull Sharks cruising around in flooded areas of Brisbane etc. a couple of years ago, of course the govt. & their so-called experts played it down like the idiots they are, but I would be surprised if in situations like that Bull Sharks weren't there.
Cod & Grouper are big and strong, when growing up in the 70's Mum used to work on Green Island off Cairns, in the mornings before the tourist boats would arrive the resturant would dump food scraps from the previous day off the end of the jetty, if the water was warm enough we'd go in with snorkels etc. watching the fish feed.
There were 3 big Grouper that used to come in regularly for a feed, those things were f*cking huge, well over 6 foot long.
Mackeral carcasses, backbone with head & tail still attached used to dissapear sideways in a single gulp as they were sucked in to mouths that would easily fit a man's head & shoulders without touching the sides.
I can also remember around the same time we used to camp, swim & fish at the mouth of Coopers Creek, not far from the mouth of the Daintree River.
Also swam in the Archer, Wenlock & Jardine rivers.
Not many crocs around in those days, don't think I'd do that nowdays though :)
Bullsharks swimming around th city, sounds like that movie 'Deep Blue Sea', lol. Scary but because the water is muddy after a flood and we cant see.

Gee you were swimming with food scraps in the ocean! Your more game than me. Seen gropers on TV. Huge look like they way a ton. Quite placid I guess when your under the water with them and you keep your hands clear.

Sounds like you had fun up there. Good on you! I spent allot of time around Darwin and I went to the Tiwi Islands for work,that was cool too.

My biggest fear is a Great White, second a Crocadile. A crocs strength is just phenomenal!

Its good to talk about these things sometimes instead of arguing with some political nutcase hey?! lol

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#18 Mar 23, 2013
I dared wrote:
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Bullsharks swimming around th city, sounds like that movie 'Deep Blue Sea', lol. Scary but because the water is muddy after a flood and we cant see.
Gee you were swimming with food scraps in the ocean! Your more game than me. Seen gropers on TV. Huge look like they way a ton. Quite placid I guess when your under the water with them and you keep your hands clear.
Sounds like you had fun up there. Good on you! I spent allot of time around Darwin and I went to the Tiwi Islands for work,that was cool too.
My biggest fear is a Great White, second a Crocadile. A crocs strength is just phenomenal!
Its good to talk about these things sometimes instead of arguing with some political nutcase hey?! lol
Yeah it was fun, only in about grade 6 or 7 at the time, looking back probably some of the best times of my life.
I agree, it is also good to just have a yarn about times gone by instead of arguing with some dropkick about something that probably doesn't matter anyway.

We used to snorkel around while there was food scraps in the water without any fear whatsoever.
Was pretty full-on sometimes, smaller fish would take food out of your hand, stale bread etc., they'd swarm you until there was nothing left.
Wasn't uncommon to get bitten on the fingers or hands in the frenzy.
Some of the 'smaller fish' weren't all that small either.
Never hand fed the Grouper, sometimes we'd tie Mackeral carcasses to bits of string & lower them down from the jetty or a platform built under the jetty that was about half-tide level.
If the tide was at the right height the water would be just level with the top of the platform & they'd come right up to the surface if you pulled the carcasse up & gulp it down.
Very cool to see happening only a few inches away.

The Grouper were never a problem in any way, we just made sure we weren't holding anything they liked to eat while they were around & we were in the water, common sense really.
Sometimes they'd be very wary & hang right back until we were out of the water, usually in the rougher weather, other times when it was glassy calm they seemed quite curious & would come up close enough to touch as they'd check us out.
Never once felt threatened by them in any way even when they were right beside or under us.
Never had any problem with sharks though they were definately around, used to see them sometimes, mostly Black Tipped Reef Sharks, though at night time we saw some big Tiger Sharks while out in boats not far from where we used to swim of a daytime.
I dared

Australia

#19 Mar 23, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
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Yeah it was fun, only in about grade 6 or 7 at the time, looking back probably some of the best times of my life.
I agree, it is also good to just have a yarn about times gone by instead of arguing with some dropkick about something that probably doesn't matter anyway.
We used to snorkel around while there was food scraps in the water without any fear whatsoever.
Was pretty full-on sometimes, smaller fish would take food out of your hand, stale bread etc., they'd swarm you until there was nothing left.
Wasn't uncommon to get bitten on the fingers or hands in the frenzy.
Some of the 'smaller fish' weren't all that small either.
Never hand fed the Grouper, sometimes we'd tie Mackeral carcasses to bits of string & lower them down from the jetty or a platform built under the jetty that was about half-tide level.
If the tide was at the right height the water would be just level with the top of the platform & they'd come right up to the surface if you pulled the carcasse up & gulp it down.
Very cool to see happening only a few inches away.
The Grouper were never a problem in any way, we just made sure we weren't holding anything they liked to eat while they were around & we were in the water, common sense really.
Sometimes they'd be very wary & hang right back until we were out of the water, usually in the rougher weather, other times when it was glassy calm they seemed quite curious & would come up close enough to touch as they'd check us out.
Never once felt threatened by them in any way even when they were right beside or under us.
Never had any problem with sharks though they were definately around, used to see them sometimes, mostly Black Tipped Reef Sharks, though at night time we saw some big Tiger Sharks while out in boats not far from where we used to swim of a daytime.
Sounds very theraputic! Its great you had the opportunity to grow up in Qld by the north coast. I've seen people feed groupers on TV, but they were obviously experienced divers and older than you at the time. Did you know many people dont even know fish can come in regularly for a feed, like pets, lol.

Tiger sharks are man eaters. I heard s story a big one following and attacking a guy in a canoe. He was one of those adventurers and he was terrified. He was parallel to the shoreline thank god and headed in. I think they are shallow water predators, as there teeth are designed to rip/ tear similar to a bull shark's.

What scares me are bull sharks. They are fast growing and reach 500pounds or more. And they like to live 200miles up a river or fresh water system from the coast. I reckon they are perhaps the most fearsome River Monster after the Crocadile. Have you noticed there eyes, they are wierd. They don't look scary like a great whites (black) buy almost hipmatising... Strange. I like wear a survival knife when I am remote, but I dont know how much it would do against a bull shark, they have very tough skin, according to Jeremy Wade, and the small eyes are not easy targets when your being thrashed about in its jaws in foaming water!

Just outside Darwin I went net fishing with some real 'Aboriginals'. I wasnt wearing panty-hose, but the other guy was, yes that is what you wear to keep box jellyfish from stinging you! It was a big risk, but the water was fairly rough and I know Jellfish dont like rough water, especially near land. A few beers helped settle my nerves too, lol. We did have vinigar there (neutralises the sting), but that not the point. I was OK, but looking back I was crazy.
Elias

Australia

#20 Mar 24, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
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I would be very surprised if there's not.
They are one of only a couple of species that can live in fresh water, many hundreds of k's upstream in some cases.
People have been killed by them in the canals & fresh water lakes on the Gold Coast.
I saw a doco some 10 years ago on the floodplains of the NT. Apparently prawns, rays and even small sharks can be found inland.

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