White Pointer Shark Approaches Rocks, Surprises Fisherman at South Coast Beach

StoryfulPublished: May 31, 2017
Published: May 31, 2017

Walbunja man Wayne Carberry had a close encounter with a white pointer shark at Potato Point on the <span class="caps">NSW</span> south coast when he dropped by to pick up a salmon from a fellow fisherman.

Carberry, a fisherman and indigenous competitive surfer, said <a href="http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/safety-warning-after-a-close-encounter-with-white-pointer-shark-at-potato-point-on-nsw-south-coast-20161110-gsm2lj.html" target="_blank">it was the first time he had seen a white pointer shark</a> in the flesh.

The shark came close to the rocks of the popular tourist spot on Tuesday, November 8, and thrashed around a little as it attempted to take bait from the end of the fishing rod. In the recording, people gathered nearby can be heard expressing shock at the sight of the shark.

“It hasn’t installed any fear in me because it’s just the way it is,” Carberry <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-11/white-pointer-shark-steals-fish/8017218" target="_blank">told the <span class="caps">ABC</span></a>.

“If you’re going to fear anything you’ll never do it. My biggest part is that I just truly appreciate and respect the animals in their own natural habitat.”

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