They look like they would have side fillets similar to a flathead, and I know that a lot of people will eat "normal" sharks, but shovlies have been a bit of a mystery for me. A walked away largely unscathed after he was bitten by a shovelnose shark in shallow waters on the Great Barrier Reef. Body overall sandy to brownish above, often with darker blotches; pale below with darker flecks and a dark snout. In shape it is quite different from most rays. Hi All Moved to Cairns 8 months ago been fishing at holloways beach near home a few times usually catch a couple of small hammer head or shovel nose sharks some people have said they are good eating but i thought they were protected or is it only certain species . Pretty plain and simple. The lifespan of a shovelnose catfish can range anywhere from 18-25 years. But alas, my mother talked me out of it. This helps them understand not only where they’re going, but where their prey happens to be. Shovelnose Shark - Edible? The man, aged in his 30s, … Thanks, Bruce. Like some other rays, the Eastern Shovelnose Ray has sexually dimorphic dentition. South of Geraldton you might land the regular shovelnose, while in the Mid-West or farther north you are likely to tangle with the white spotted guitarfish. It has a faint pale stripe along its sides. Due to their size and taste, these fish are sought after by local fishermen. Shovel nose rays/sharks are mentioned in the bag limit section. Well, i caught a two foot to three foot guitar fish, or to say shovel nose shark, off of Manhattan Pier. It is charcoal colored on top and white with copper-colored markings below. Are Shovelnose Sharks Good Eating? In WA waters, beach anglers are likely to encounter two different types of shovelnose sharks. Re: Shovelnose Sharks? If not whats legal and do you have to skin them and how do you cook them . Shovelnose Shark - Rhinobatos productus The Shovelnose Shark is a requiem shark that is also known as the bullShark, the bay shark, the lazy-gray, and the black whaler. Some of you may be reading far too much into the research programs links. The tiger shovelnose uses its barbels to navigate in the dark and murky waters they occupy. Shovel nosed sharks are one of the smaller species of shark encountered throughout Australia and generally grow to around 300kg in weight and reach a maximum length of around 3.5meters although a typical size Shovel nose is around 10 – 20kg in most locations with larger fish averaging between 100 – 300kg rarely encountered. The female Shovelnose Sharks are slightly larger than males. A medium-sized ray with a long flattened triangular snout, a wedge-shaped disc and a long shark-like tail. It has relatively narrow "wings" which are useless for eating; instead it has a long, thick broad-based tail that is full of meat. I wanted to keep so I could give it to my sis to cook it, but before that, go show my family. 5 bag limit of shark and rays. Quote; Share this post. Lifespan. Shovel nosed sharks are one of the smaller species of shark encountered throughout Australia and generally grow to around 300kg in weight and reach a maximum length of around 3.5meters although a typical size Shovel nose is around 10 – 20kg in most locations with larger fish averaging between 100 – 300kg rarely encountered. Guitarfish (Shovelnose Shark) — This most primitive of rays (along with thornback rays) is also one of the best eating. Link to post Share on other sites. 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