Video: Great white shark encounter

FISHING World yesterday spoke to charter operator Shane Crockett of Forster Sport & Gamefishing who recently had a great white shark encounter off the NSW Mid North Coast.

Crockett runs a 28-foot Profisher charter and commercial fishing boat out of Forster/Tuncurry and told Fisho he was out late last week two miles off the coast in forty feet of water when a berley trail raised something larger than the bonito he’d been catching.

A great white shark Crockett estimated to be “about twelve foot long” appeared and swam to the boat’s stern before doing a few laps around the vessel.

Crockett says the shark tried to bite the boat’s engine leg before eventually swimming off to do the same to a smaller 18′ boat fishing nearby.

In this video, Fishing World photographer Shane Chalker speaks to Shane Crockett about the shark encounter. Footage of the shark circling in close proximity to the boat also featured.    

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