A VICTORIAN man has been bitten by a shark that he caught and landed in his boat in Port Phillip Bay according to a report from the ABC.
The five foot long seven-gill shark bit the 73-year old man on the hand and arm injuring him quite severely as he tried to land the shark.
A police spokesperson told the ABC that the incident occured while the man was trying to gaff the shark.
“[The shark] bit down and unfortunately as he pulled his arm free he received some very serious injuries to his hand and lower arm.
The man then wrapped his arm in a towel and drove his boat back to the Queenscliff marina where paramedics were waiting.
The man lost a lot of blood but has since been listed as stable in The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.