In short, the Sharkbanz Fishing Zeppelin is a shark deterrent that is proven to significantly reduce the number of fish lost to sharks when reeling them in from the depths. Without having to read into it, here's a few key features:
It's constantly on i.e. it works 24/7 without have to be turned on or off
It doesn't have a battery so there's no charging needed
It uses permanent high powered magnets to interfere with sharks' super sensitive electroreceptors
Sharkbanz do not harm sharks, fish, or any other marine life at all
They do not attract sharks at all either
Most importantly, they do not effect/repel fish
Features & Specs:
Simple - no batteries, no charging, always active
Effective - thoroughly tested and based on proven science
Practical - can be used instead of a sinker, or alongside one
Depth rating - effective at any depth
Shark deterrent field range of 1-2m
TSA and airline travel-friendly
Magnetic shielded box for safe storage
Made from environmentally-friendly, biodegradable PLA materials
How To Rig the Sharkbanz Zeppelin
The Sharkbanz Fishing Zeppelin can be used alternatively to a sinker when bottom fishing/reef fishing, or in deeper waters/when there's more current it can be used alongside an extra sinker.
For most effective results, tie the Zeppelin 45-60cm below where the fish's tail would be when you're reeling it up. So basically you create a 1-hook paternoster rig with your bait branching off from the mainline, and the weight used is the Sharkbanz Zeppelin rather than a standard sinker. Its smooth curved and hard design is as snag resistant as possible.
If you're fishing deeper water or water with more current, you can tie a secondary sinker below the Sharkbanz Zeppelin for added weight, as the Zeppelin has holes either end and can be tied as an inline sinker.
How the Sharkbanz Work
Active Shark Deterrent
Sharkbanz’ patented magnetic technology is the result of long-term scientific research and testing. Sharkbanz utilise powerful permanent magnets to create an effective shark deterrent that’s always on and require no batteries or charging. When sharks approach Sharkbanz, they detect the device’s strong electromagnetic field, which provides a sudden sensation that is thousands of times stronger than the signal produced by anything in a shark’s normal food chain. Consequently, sharks are deterred away from Sharkbanz. This cause and effect is analogous to having a bright light suddenly shined in your eyes in a dark room. You would not be hurt, but you would want to turn away.
Shark's 6th Sense
Sharks have the strongest electroreception (sensitivity to electrical fields) in the animal kingdom. They use this unique capability to navigate at night, when in murky water, and to hunt. Their electroreceptors (Ampullae of Lorenzini) and lateral line canals connect to the seawater by pores on their snouts and other zones of the head. When a fish swims, or even moves its gills, it creates a change in the surrounding geomagnetic field that sharks can detect with these electrically sensitive, gel-filled canals. Since the shark is tuned to be looking for very weak electromagnetic signals from its prey (heartbeats, muscle movements), this organ is highly sensitive. When encountered in the wild, the Sharkbanz field is exponentially greater than anything the animal will have experienced before and highly unpleasant. This tells the shark it is definitely not food.
Do Sharkbanz affect other ocean species?
The short answer: no. Sharkbanz do not attract Sharks, nor are they known to be detectable or harm any other ocean creatures such as fish, dolphins, sea turtles, or other ocean species. They also do not effect/repel fish species at all, as fish don't have the same electromagnetic receptors that sharks do, so to the fish it's nothing.
Research & Testing
Sharkbanz are the result of more than a decade's worth of testing and research on the effectiveness of magnetic technology used to deter various shark species.
Since its scientific discovery over 10 years ago, the theory of permanent magnets functioning as shark deterrents has been extensively studied, researched and tested on a variety of shark species. Sharkbanz are the result of this R&D. Our company maintains constant contact and collaboration with the founders of this shark-repelling science, Dr. Eric Stroud and Dr. Patrick Rice of Shark Defense Technologies - the leaders in shark repellent technology.
In research trials conducted in Exmouth Australia, our fishing products exhibited an 84% reduction in hooked fish lost to sharks, compared to local daily depredation (sharked) averages. Our team is dedicated to research and product testing, and we will continue to work with captains worldwide to further evidence results and data.
Videos & Testimonials
Captain Billy Delph - Delph Fishing, Key West, Florida
"At first I was a huge skeptic, but after a lot of testing I figured out how to implement it most effectively, and I can honestly say it works very well in most sharky conditions. Definitely a must have in your saltwater arsenal."
It's not like the sharks are casually going up and gently turning their heads. They're like BOOM and turning away.
Captain Chris Mendola - Far Out Fishing, Key West, Florida
"The Zeppelin definitely helps open up some new areas and helps avoid losing trophy fish. It could be a fish or two that makes a charter, and I think with this device it helps make it possible."
"Once you see that the Zeppelin works like we did today where you have multiple sharks just turn off and shoot back down, it's a great feeling."
Item Type For Shipping
Sharkbanz Fishing Zeppelin Shark Deterrent Tackle
Each item in our online store is marked as either a 'Standard Item', 'Large Item', 'Oversized Item' or an 'In-store Only Item', each of which have their own shipping and delivery costs and characteristics.
Orders over $60 - FREE standard shipping, $6 express shipping (excludes large & oversized items)
Orders under $60 - $8.99 standard shipping, $12.99 express shipping (excludes large & oversized items)
Store pickup - FREE
Orders containing large items - $14.99 standard shipping, express shipping unavailable
Orders containing oversized items - custom shipping cost required. After you place your order online as an 'in-store pickup', we will contact you regarding a customised shipping fee (minimum $14.99). Sometimes this fee is low, but if it's too high you can request a full refund.
NOTE: Sometimes we have to split your order and send multiple parcels, if this happens we will let you know and send through a tracking number for each parcel. When multiple parcels are sent we cannot guarantee that they will arrive at the same time.
Orders placed before 9:30am that contain standard items only will be sent the same day if all items are in stock.
Orders containing large or oversized items are sent with a courier and picked up from our store one business day after we process them.
For orders with missing items, we may be able to transfer them from our second store location which can take between 1-3 days. If this happens with your order, we will contact you asap to let you know of the delay.
We do not send items on weekends or public holidays, an exception being the weeks leading up to Christmas. Thus, items ordered on Friday after 9:30am will be sent Monday.
Standard shipping - 1-6 business days
Express shipping - 1-4 business days
Large/oversized item standard shipping - 2-10 business days
NOTE: Delivery times may vary depending on your location, availability of items in your order, or during peak order periods.
Available up to 3 days after receiving your order provided that all products are unused and they're still in their original condition and packaging.