If you are chasing Mako sharks near Sydney then the best time is between November to May. Marlin prefers warmer waters. So as the season moves forward the premium times would be February and march as this is when the water temperature is at its peak. Not only are Mako sharks on offer but you can also catch Black Marlin and Striped Marlin.
- Size: 60 kilograms - 500 kilograms
- Length: 70cm - 4 metres
- Food Rating: Good
- Territory: Offshore
The scientific name for the Mako shark is Isurus oxyrinchus.
How to identify a Mako Shark
- Blue gray to deep blue topside
- The lower body is white
- Streamlined slended body with pointed snout and lots of rows of teeth
- Crescent shaped tails
The Mako shark is an apex predator of the ocean and considered to be at the top of the food chain. Makos are migratory and travel great distances with a top speed of 74 kilometres per hour. The mako is the fastest shark and one of the fastest fish in the sea. Thier pointy snout houses an awesome array of razor sharp teeth in about 12 rows. The Mako shark feeds on other fish and can leap 10 metres out of the water. They will swim about 50 kilometres a day in their hunt for food. Their lifespan is between 28 - 35 years. Mako sharks do not have a bladder so they need to be in constant motion to maintain their buoyancy.
The Mako is one amazing fish. Their blood vessel structure enables them to adapt their body tempertaure to just above their environment. This means they can roam all over the ocean. They can be very agressive towards humans if they feel threatened.
Where to Catch Mako Shark
This adaptable fish can be found in almost any type of environment from close to shore to depths of 150 metres. As the Mako feed on other fish then it makes sense to follow tuna and salmon as these fish are targetted by the mako shark. This fish is highly unpredictable and has been known to leap into a boat when it has been hooked. So, be very careful with this fish. Salmon, squid, calamari, striped tuna and large yellow eye mullet are considered to be the ideal baits when lure the Mako.
The Mako is constantly on the move and follows the patterns of its prey. You can catch a Mako at anytime of the day. Morning fishing and sunset afternoon fishing is when most anglers go fishing so naturally this is when the fish is caught the most.
Mako Shark Jumping
What Do You Need for Fishing in Sydney?
On all our fishing and deep-sea fishing charters in Sydney, all you need to bring are the right clothes depending on the weather conditions. We will supply everything else including bait, fishing rods and reels and fishing licence. At the end of our fishing trip, you get to keep what you catch. We have 3 purpose build fishing vessels that have all the facilities and amenities you require.