Fish­er­man es­capes shark off Hook Head

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

A fish­er­man got more than he bar­gained for when he ended up with a large shark on the end of his rod just off the Hook Head coast.

Sergeys Zama­ha­jeus had been fish­ing for cod near Hook Head when he sud­denly felt a bite on the line. As­sum­ing it was a large fish, a friend de­cided to cap­ture the big catch on video.

How­ever, af­ter more than two min­utes of try­ing to reel it in, they soon re­alised it wasn’t a cod on the end of the line, but a tope shark. ‘ They were in shock, they couldn’t be­lieve it,’ a friend of Cer­jegs said.

‘One of the lads was say­ing to bring it on to the boat but Cer­jegs said if that thing’s com­ing on the boat, I’m get­ting into the water.’

He re­leased it back into the water be­fore head­ing back to shore.

The large shark caught off Hook Head

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