A fisherman captures the horrible moment A monster great white shark circled its kayak on the NSW Mid-North Coast.
Matthew Smith was confronted last Saturday by a four-meter-long animal about a mile and a half from Blackhead Beach, north of Tankuri.
Mr. Smith was fishing for a kayak snapper when a shark approached him and left him frozen in fear.
Holy! ** T! No! No f ** k off! He shouted at the footage of the encounter.
Matthew Smith was spotted with a great white shark off Blackhead Beach at NSW (pictured)
Mr Smith said, ‘I was just by my side and the shark was just gliding past, looking straight at me,’ Mr Smith said 9 News
The moment was captured from above by Mr. Smith’s companions Nick and Brian, who were shooting from a drone overhead.
Mr. O’Brien saw the shark approaching, but there was no way to warn his friend of the impending danger.
‘It was a bit of a shock. I was just worried and thinking, oh, “I hope it’s okay,” he said.
The shark circled Mr. Smith, forcing him to swim towards the anchor attached to his kayak’s tail before throwing it overboard.
‘You can get it!’ He said in the footage.
Mr. Smith filmed the horrific fight from his kayak, his friends Nick and Brian shot from a drone (pictured)
After the shark swam towards its kayak, Mr. Smith (pictured) threw his anchor into the water.
Once the Anger Shark disappeared, Mr. Smith’s brother ran away hearing the noise.
Mr Smith said the fight inspired him to leave the kayak behind on a large ship on his next few fishing trips.
‘This can get wet in the tin for the next few weeks and stay in the kayak shed,’ he said.
Seven Australians have been killed in shark attacks this year.
Andrew Sharp, the father of two, was killed by a shark on October 29 while surfing on a kelp bed at Wiley Bay near Esperance on the south coast of the WA.
Experts believe a La Nina weather event is creating cooling water temperatures backed by great white sharks, which have killed several victims this year and brought them ashore.
The father of two, Andrew Sharp (pictured), was killed by a shark while surfing on a kelp bed at Wiley Bay near Esperance on the south coast of the WA.
The first deadly shark attack of the year came when diver Gary Johnson, 5, died at the hands of a great white shark while diving with his wife near WA Esperance in January.
Esperance is a warm place for shark attacks because Laticia Brewer (1,) was killed by a great white man while surfing near the city of WA in 2013.
Zachary Rabba, a 23-year-old wildlife ranger, was killed by a shark while swimming in the Great Barrier Rift in Queensland in April.
In June, another great white shark killed Rob Pedretti, a nearly great-year-old surfer, in Salt Beach, near Kingsliff, further north, NSW.
Spearfisher Matthew Tratt (3) was killed by a suspected white shark in a ‘provocative’ attack on Fraser Island in Queensland in July.
Later in July, the 15-year-old surfer Mani Hart-Devil was holding a wave in the hands of a suspected white shark on Uly Beach near Grafton on the NSW North Coast.
Another surfer, Nick Slater, 4, was killed in September by a suspected Great White on Greenmount Beach on the Gold Coast.
Surfer Mani Hart-Devil (pictured) was catching 15-year-old waves when he was killed by a suspected white shark on Uli Beach near Grafton on the NSW North Coast in Zulf.
Australia’s deaths date back to the 2020 shark attack
- January 5: Diver Gary Johnson, 55, dies at the hands of a large white shark while diving with his wife near W.A. Esperance.
- April :: Zachary Rabba, 23, of the Wildlife Range, was killed by a shark while swimming in the Great Barrier Rift in Queensland.
- June 7: Suffolk Rob Pedretti, 60, is killed by a white shark while surfing on Salt Beach, near Kingscliff, NSW in the far north.
- July 4 – Spearfisher Matthew Tratt (3) is killed by a suspected white shark on Fraser Island in Queensland.
- July 11: Moni Hart-Devil, 15, a surfer at Uli Beach near Grafton on the NSW North Coast, is killed.
- September 8: 46-year-old surfer Nick Slater is killed by a suspected white man on Greenmont Beach in Gold Coast.
- October 9: Father of Andrew Sharp is killed while surfing in a kelp bed at Wiley Bay near Esperance on the south coast of the WA.