Fisherman escapes shark off Hook Head
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