The Deadliest Shark Fishing Accidents Ever
With the possible exception of marlin, no species is as thrilling a catch as the shark - and none are as dangerous. With proper care, shark fishing can go on swimmingly without any problems, but like anything in life, sometimes things can go wrong. Below are some of the wildest shark fishing encounters you'll hope never happen to you.
Shark Pulls Man Overboard
In order to have a better chance of fighting a shark, many anglers strap their rods to their belt using a special apparatus. The angler in this video uses such a device, but he gets a little too close to the edge of the boat and the shark pulls him over, with the shark still hooked on the end of the line...
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Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You
Here's a great video of what not to do when handling a shark. When getting a hook out of a shark's mouth, it's probably a good idea to do a better job pinning it down, rather than flee in terror and leave your buddy's hand exposed.
Shark vs. Kayak Angler
align="left" style="padding:10px;" Jim Sammons of Kayak Fishing Tales gets a little too close to comfort with a shark while fishing for yellowtail down in New Zealand. Everything is fine until the very moment when he's pulling in a kingfish onto his kayak when a hungry shark thrashes to the surface and bites away the catch from Jim's very hands. The video is enough to make you think twice about kayak fishing in saltwater.
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Seems like your typical shark fishing from shore video. There's a bit of a fight, they manage to bring it on shore, everyone gathers 'round, a crocodile comes on land and tries to steal it - wait, what!?
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Huge Hammerhead Attack
WFN's own Mariko Izumi gets a close encounter fishing trip in Boca Grande, Florida. While tangling with a tarpon - an exciting fight in its own right - a massive hammerhead moves in and starts trying to steal mariko's catch. The footage will leave you with a new respect for the power of some of these predator fish.
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