"shark eating man"

As taken from todays Age Newspaper

"Jane Holroyd
February 16, 2007 - 12:41PM

A South Australian man who wrestled and killed a 1.3-metre shark earlier this week has been described as a "risk taker" by his wife.

Phillip Kerkhof, 41, jumped into shallow waters to chase the bronze whaler shark because it was eating bait that he and other fisherman were using off a jetty near Port Lincoln.

His wife Christine said Phillip, a bricklayer, had nine lives.

"Just after we got married he fell off a 100-foot weir and did not even go to hospital," she told theage.com.au.

Mrs Kerkhof said she was at home on Monday when her husband arrived at their Louth Bay home with the shark.

"When he brought it home he called, 'Come out here! Come outside!' I walked outside and there's a shark on the lawn. I just shook my head because I'm used to my husband doing crazy things."

Mr Kerkhof wrestled the shark after capturing it in his arms and managed to fling it up onto the jetty before killing it.

"He didn't think," Mrs Kerkhof said. "He'd had a few vodkas and wasn't thinking straight. He just does things off impulse. He thought about it later and said, 'That was a bit dangerous.'"

Mrs Kerkhof said her husband had been a diver on a tuna boat before retiring to take up bricklaying 10 years ago.

She said the shark would not go to waste.

"I cooked some of it up the night after," Mrs Kerkhof said. "It was beautiful. Really tender."

"There's a few people around here who wouldn't mind trying it so it'll go pretty quick."


Well you just have to wonder!!!


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what a tool Tackle Dangler

Fri, 2007-02-16 14:24

what a tool

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Fri, 2007-02-16 14:27

Thats just crazy stuff! The 'had a few vodkas' part might not have been elaborated enough thou.... ;)


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ha ha

Fri, 2007-02-16 16:55

well seems he doesnt need to toughen up. wrestling a shark is something id rather watch than do myself. as for his wife well she must be some woman to put up with all that

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Sat, 2007-02-17 13:07

i seen shows on tuna divers they are a rare breed.

playing with sharks would of been a massive part of a tuna diver fixing the nets removing the blue sharks.

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Dickhead! Thats all ive

Mon, 2007-02-19 06:46

Dickhead! Thats all ive got.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!