Yep, I'm On Fishing team record several catches in Manning River

Yep, I'm On Fishing's Adam Maddalena with the three metre shark. Photo: Yep, I'm On Fishing.
Yep, I'm On Fishing's Adam Maddalena with the three metre shark. Photo: Yep, I'm On Fishing.

The Yep, I’m On Fishing crew has revealed two catch and releases of large bull sharks in the Manning River.

About two weeks ago, Adam Maddalena was able to catch and release a 3.02 metre (or 10 feet) bull shark in Taree.

He said the experience will have a lasting effect.

“I Initially thought it was larger,” Adam said. 

“There was something special about this big girl and this one will stay in my memory forever.”

Glenn Lambert caught the same 2.91 metre shark two night apart. Photo: Yep, I'm On Fishing.

Glenn Lambert caught the same 2.91 metre shark two night apart. Photo: Yep, I'm On Fishing.

Fellow team member Glenn Lambert made his own bit of history by catching and releasing a 2.91 metre bull shark.

In a first for the team, Glenn had hooked the same shark two days before.

In light of the catch and releases, the team took to social media to warn swimmers 

“They love dirty water and their eye sight is poor but do not be afraid just be shark smart.

“Don't swim at dawn or dusk.

“They have always been here and will continue to be here every summer, they are part of the Biripi culture and this must be respected.”

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Meanwhile,The team has released their first documentary, entitled ‘ Our quest for a big river bull shark’.

It follows their journey of learning the feeding pattern of sharks and the obstacles they face. 

The documentary uses Go-Pro, high definition phone and video live feed footage.

The duo have spent up to four years following the movement of sharks.

Yep, I’m On Fishing tag and release sharks for the NSW Department of Primary Industries in the Manning River.

They average around 30 catch, tag and releases per season.