Young fisherman and his girlfriend reel in a HUGE 10ft bull shark during a fishing trip on Fraser Island
- Video posted online of fisherman and girlfriend reeling in massive bull shark
- Fisherman Brett Methven was holidaying on Queensland’s Fraser Island
- Mr Methven, who runs Coastal Chaos Adventures, expertly released the shark
A fisherman and his girlfriend have reeled in a massive 10foot bull shark while on a weekend adventure on the Queensland coast.
Brett Methven, who runs Coastal Chaos Adventures, uploaded a video of the spectacular encounter – in which they safely released the shark – to YouTube last Wednesday.
The video shows Mr Methven battling with the shark at the shoreline on Fraser Island before eventually bringing the animal into the shallow water just before sunset.
A fisherman and his girlfriend have reeled in a massive 10foot bull shark while on a weekend holiday adventure on the Queensland coast
‘We’ve just seen a shadow here, it’s swimming towards the beach and it’s a big shadow, unreal’ Mr Methven’s girlfriend Tal can be heard saying on the video.
The huge shark can then be seen gliding towards the shore in the crystal clear water.
‘Don’t drag them into the shallows by the tail it freaks them out,’ Mr Methven can be heard saying as he gently pulls in the fishing line.
‘That’s a 10foot bully. Bull sharks are the big scary predators of the ocean but if you treat them with respect they are super chilled.’
‘If you drag them up the beach with ropes and all that ‘yeehaw’ stuff they will thrash about.’
Brett Methven (pictured), who runs Coastal Chaos Adventures, uploaded a video of the spectacular encounter – in which they safely released the shark – to YouTube last Wednesday
He and Tal then pat the shark, taking care to stay behind its dorsal fins, before he pulls the hook out with pliers.
Mr Methven then pushed the shark back off into the water where it swims off.
‘There she goes right into the sunset, how awesome is that for an experience, everything was done gentle minimal distress,’ Mr Methven says.
The video has been viewed by 26,000 people in a few days with many praising Mr Methven for the way he expertly handled the encounter.
‘So good dude… getting the hook out and seeing her off back into her environment… brilliant’ one person said.
‘That has to be the coolest thing on YouTube. Handled that encounter great’ another said.
‘How lucky are we to live in this beautiful country!! Beach, beers, dingoes, sharks and a perfect sunset,’ a third said.
The video has been viewed by 26,000 people in a few days with many praising Mr Methven for the way he expertly handled the encounter