An­gler’s amaz­ing shot gets world­wide at­ten­tion

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

When he hit the shut­ter re­lease, Ex­mouth lo­cal Ed­die Lawler was not aware he had taken some­thing spe­cial.

This photo of a fish breach­ing with a mul­let in its mouth off the Ex­mouth Coast has gar­nered world­wide at­ten­tion, be­ing shared on ma­jor US fish­ing sites and in mag­a­zines re­cently.

Lawler said the photo caught his eye when he loaded it onto the com­puter af­ter get­ting back to dry land.

“It all hap­pens very quickly when we’re catch­ing them, so we don’t al­ways get the op­por­tu­nity to get good pho­tos,” he said.

“This one came up on the leader and jumped straight at us.

“It’s a pretty cool photo — you don’t see that very of­ten.”

De­spite the huge re­cep­tion for the photo, Lawler said catch­ing the fish was still the most ex­cit­ing part of the day.

Eddy Lawler took this in­cred­i­ble shot.

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