It can be incredibly difficult trying to reel in a massive fish while deep sea fishing.
And what would be even more difficult than that?
Trying to catch one when your opponent is a blood thirsty shark.
Video footage has circulated of a few young guys out on the water deep sea fishing.
Everything was apparently going smooth as they had a nice sized fish on the line and they were about to get it in the boat…
Until it wasn’t.
Right when the video begins, you can see a shark quickly swim directly underneath the boat, trying to grab the fish. The fish on the line manages to avoid the shark, as the fisherman continues to reel him in.
As the fishermen begin to freak out, they get right back to work and fight as hard as they can to retain the fish, and they actually come out victorious.
With less than a second to spare, they manage to net the fish and pull it out of harm’s way and onto the boat.
Naturally, the entire boat goes absolutely nuts.
Check it out:
However, some fishermen aren’t quite as lucky…
Shark Steals Mackerel Right Off Fisherman’s Line
That’s some bad luck.
I mean, it’s about as cool as it gets in a way, but losing a nice fish, especially to another animal, always hurts a bit.
It wouldn’t be the devastation of it just getting off your hook and you wondering what you did wrong for the next hour, but it would still hurt.
The ocean, it’s a place of the unknown and unexpected. The more time you spend there the more wild stuff you will witness. For me, I’m good… when I’m in water I feel like a fish out of it. A shark would have its way with me everyday of the week.
Having one come this close is pretty wild.
This group of fishermen in Australia were out for a day of fun when one of them hooked into a nice Spanish mackerel. He has a good fight with it but gets it right into the boat. His buddy goes to gaff it but misses so the fish takes back off for a short run.
Just as he gets it back reeled you see a shark appear quickly, starring right at the fish. It takes off and gets a few quick bites in taking the fish right off the line.
If they hadn’t had missed the gaff the first time it would have been in the boat.
But, then again you wouldn’t have a story this good…