- Bren O’Leary, left, and Will Slade recently came across quite the surprise while hauling in a herring net near Carbonear. This 6-foot long shark was found caught up in it. Already dead, the large fish had to be brought back to a local wharf so the men could safely detach it from the net. This is actually the second shark the two men have accidentally caught while fishing. O’Leary said a shark got tangled in one of their gill nets about 10 years ago.