FISHOS onboard a New Zealand charter boat got a “hell of a fright” when a hooked-up mako shark leaped onto the bow of their boat.
Ryan Churches from Churchys Charter NZ told the NZ Herald he was fishing off the coast of Whitianga with five customers targeting kingfish.
“We were fighting it normally and it was jumping around. I told the customers ‘if it jumps in the boat get out of the way’”.
“It just so happened that about 30 seconds later it jumped on the top of the boat. It was crazy. We were all watching the rod and the line was going out to the side of the boat and it changed direction suddenly… it just happened to jump at the same time and we got a hell of a fright.”