The rig sharks have gone
26th May, 2017
My last two fishing trips to Pauatahanui inlet have caught zero rig sharks. The likely reason is that they have all left for the season. The rig season this year was from late October 2016 through to May 2017, around 7 months.
I did manage to finish a survey of the water temperature and salinity (saltiness) at 30 different sea floor sites around Pauatahanui inlet to see if temperature or salinity affects the rig shark distribution.