World record Zambezi shark caught in the Brede River

The front page of the Cape Times today detailed a story about a world record Zambezi shark being caught 5.5km up the Brede River. I did a bit of Googling and found more information and pictures:

  • At over 4m long this is the largest Zambezi shark ever caught anywhere – a world record
  • The researchers were looking for sharks in the river after reports and rumors that they were in the Brede
  • After hooking the shark they were towed 2km further upstream before they could drag her onto the shore for tagging
  • She was tagged and tracked over the next 43 hours. She spent most time in the estuary with only short periods in the surf

Awesome stuff. You can get more information from this article

Brede River Zambezi Shark

Brede River Zambezi Shark

  • marykaoosthuizen

    Hi there
    Im from a company called Dive South Africa, we are tour operators. We had an enquiry from a client that works for Nat Geo and would like to do a documentary on Zambezi's going upi rivers.
    Do you do any such excursions or do you have a contact that might be of use
    Any information will be aprreciated.

  • http://alistairpott.com/ alistairpott

    I don't have any more information or involvement in this area. I just blogged on the information that I was able to find after reading about this in the paper.

    You may be able to find more information from the link in the article.

  • http://alistairpott.com/ alistairpott

    I don't have any more information or involvement in this area. I just blogged on the information that I was able to find after reading about this in the paper.

    You may be able to find more information from the link in the article.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZQ33MEVTZUP2CINSSZCOSYW6EA Joel Coronel

    that so big.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Nelson/1319205619 Dan Nelson

    I hope thy let him go!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Nelson/1319205619 Dan Nelson

    I hope they let him go!

  • Jean Steffan Leroux

    I Hope not!!!!!Just take him to a aquarium!!!!