Rob Stevens with a bull shark
Rob Stevens with a bull shark

Plenty of sharks in the river: that's no bull

AN avid fisherman says summer is the best time to catch bull sharks in the Brisbane River.

Rob Stevens and a group of mates have been fishing from the banks of the river near the William Jolly Bridge for the past six years.

He said the river was teeming with the sharks, which provide an exhilarating fight when hooked.

"Over that time we've caught around 30 sharks with bream or eels as bait," Mr Stevens said.

"They'll grab the bait and they'll usually run the line out for 50 or a 100 metres.

"Sometimes they'll jump out of the water or it'll go backwards and forwards.

"Usually takes five to 10 minutes and at the end we grab them by the tail and pull them up the rocks and take the hook out."

But he said the sharks were immediately returned to the water, because he respected their role in the environment.

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