Annual fishing trip turns terrifying as giant shark bites into boat
Posted On May 12, 2022
Four Perth fishermen have had the fright of their life after a bronze whaler shark bit into their charter boat off the Western Australian coast yesterday.
The men’s annual fishing trip took a frightening turn in Coral Bay when the three-metre predator attempted to swallow their boat’s propeller.
Captain Matt Zen said never in his “wildest dreams” did he expect a giant shark to take a bite of his boat.
“He took a liking to the engine and he hung on there for a good few minutes,” Zen said.
“We started to get a bit worried about how we were going to get him off.”
Another Fever Fishing charter man, Jarryd England, said the beast’s jaw “inhaled the entire propeller”.
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“And that’s a big engine,” he said.
All up, the terrifying boat bite lasted five minutes before the predator swam off – fishermen, shark and motor unharmed.