"It has been a while since I have had a chance to go fishing. I finally got to go for a fish over the weekend just gone and took the S80 along for a test. Fishing was a bit slow but I did catch my first shark on the S80. It was only a small tiger shark measuring 2.23m. I just thought you'd like to know. Hopefully I can get out more and really put this reel to the test with something a bit bigger!
I use these big overhead reels for land based shark fishing (lbsf). We target large sharks and the high drag and line capacity of these reels is crucial. It is not a very wide spread sport here in Australia but I think it is more popular over in America. Most people use large spinning reels for beach casting here in Australia.
I recently become a member of the Sharks On The Sand website, which is a land based shark fishing forum. I have only written one report up after my fishing trip last weekend. The person I was fishing with does a lot more fishig than I do and has caught a few sharks around the 3m mark over the Summer."