Five Metre Great White Headbutts Fishing Boat

“Man that’s a fucken five metre shark…”

“It’s looking at me, ay”

“Holy fucken shit”

“Get fucked”

“Holy fucken shit!”

This is not a drill. This is just another morning’s fishing in a tinny off the coast of Australia.

Last week we pondered if Australia was the World’s Most Dangerous Surf Trip

That was before Newcastle beaches were closed for a week due to numerous shark sightings

This weekend, at Blacksmiths Beach, about 30 miles south of Newcastle, a 5m Great White caused a couple of Aussie fishermen to ponder the prudence of the expression ‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat’…

Tim Watson and Allan de Sylva were fishing off Blacksmiths, when a five-metre shark began circling. “It felt like getting trapped in a room with an angry pit bull,” de Sylva told Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper. “It wouldn’t leave us alone. You almost wanted to stop and admire it but it was being pretty aggressive. It was as big as a wagon car – that’s what it felt like looking at it.”

“We had a bit of blood in the boat that was getting washed in and out,” added Watson. “When it rose up we realised how big it was. It then stopped and nudged the boat. If you watch the video closely the boat rocks a solid two to three foot to the edge. If it had hit it much harder the boat would have taken in a bit of water. A few times it actually started to bring its face out of the water and was rubbing it along the boat or something.”


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