Boat attacked by Shark three mile near Scarborough

 Was fishing on Tuesday night in my Voyager Ghia about 6.45 pm. Had just caught some nice tailor and was hoping for a pinky. Mate hooked a skippy and as he pulled the skippy on board we heard this awfull crunching fibreglass sound. My wife and mate both looked at me and we all said WTF was that? I didnt let on but i knew the sound of crunching fibreglass and had a nervous look over the side to see if i could see anything. we pulled the anchor about then and headed back to Hillarys in the dark.

Next morning i pulled the sharks tooth from the bottom of the boat and could clearly see the outline of the bite mark from what i think may have been a big Mako or large Whaller. The bite mark measued 400 ml wide. Pretty scarry wife has said no more night fishing for her. Glad we were in a solid boat with lots of freeboard. 

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 Holy shit . That's one way

Fri, 2020-10-09 09:46

 Holy shit . That's one way to end a night fishing quick. Luckily it wasn't more serious. Still going to need patching . Put the tooth on the boats key ring as a reminder or momento 

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 Jehesus

Fri, 2020-10-09 09:49

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sharksmart

Fri, 2020-10-09 10:07

 1.9m white tagged and released there the same day by fisheries according to SharkSmart website.

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Bugger that

Fri, 2020-10-09 11:04

 

Bugger that, it's bad enough when you can see the damn things, a real concern that one has now attacked a boat, not good.

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 Classic... Night fishing has

Fri, 2020-10-09 11:25

 Classic...

 

Night fishing has a totally different feel about it!!

 

At any stage did you hace jaws music going through your head Super?

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Bit freaky especially at night

Fri, 2020-10-09 11:34

but do you think the shark was chasing the skippy and accidentally grabbed the boat as your mate lifted the skippy out of the water? rather than an actaul attack on the boat itself

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Accident or Deliberate?

Fri, 2020-10-09 11:35

 One of my mates who is a top fisherman pointed out that sharks close there eyes when the attack so mabe he just missed the skippy and got a mouthfull of my boat? One powerfull beast to do that damage to the hull. Could haver been a smallsih great white? Might see if i can get fisheries or the museum to identify the tooth.

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Fri, 2020-10-09 11:43

Can you post a pic of the tooth? 

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 Is that repair covered by

Sat, 2020-10-10 05:55

 Is that repair covered by insurance??

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 I was thinking the same

Sat, 2020-10-10 05:59

 I was thinking the same thing . As he has the tooth as evidence I'm guessing it would . Hope so for his sake 

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Shark ID

Sat, 2020-10-10 06:38

I am working on the repairs myself. Does anyone have any ideas on what type of shark it may have been looking at the tooth? I have spoken to Fremantle Water police who didnt seem that interested. Have also spoken to and emailed photos to the fisheries. depatment. 

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Tooth

Sat, 2020-10-10 07:57

 From what I could see of the tooth, nearly positively Mako

And if he privately messages me I will send him one for free as a reminder and to compare with his bit

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Message sent

Sat, 2020-10-10 08:28

 

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 I'll be keeping my hands and

Sat, 2020-10-10 09:19

 I'll be keeping my hands and feet inside the ski now. 

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Bigger Boat?

Sat, 2020-10-10 12:42

 Hey Rob 

 

Might be good time to hit the misus up for a bigger boat. Ha ha . Sure cured mine for night fishing. 

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 Yep you've helped me build a

Sun, 2020-10-11 08:51

 Yep you've helped me build a stronger case haha

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Sheesh

Sat, 2020-10-10 19:08

 Yeh righteo, that's just full on!!

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