• Short Summary

    Melbourne fisherman, Clive Green, has one fishing story to tell about the one he set free -- rather than the one that got away.

  • Description

    Melbourne fisherman, Clive Green, has one fishing story to tell about the one he set free -- rather than the one that got away.

    Fishing off the Australian coast near Perth on Friday (30 April) he snared a huge White Pointer shark. It stayed around the 13-metre (42 foot) tuna boat he was fishing from for nearly 12 hours ... and nearly wrecked it in attempts to get free.

    It did everything to free itself from the steel lasso restricting its freedom. Its strength and ferocity chilled everyone on board the boat.

    In the end, Mr. Green, who believes sharks should not be caught needlessly, and the other crew members agreed to free the huge beast. Mr. Green says the shark will soon be as good as new.

    Earlier last week, Mr. Green had more luck. He successfully landed a shark weighing 1550 kilos (3400 pounds) and said it was the largest fish ever caught on rod and reel.

    That White Pointer shark was five metres (16 feet) long and had a girth of almost three metres (10 feet). It took five hours to land it. But it will not qualify for an official record, because it was caught on whale meat.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA98KK8DVTX2NAJSKOSL77SHTFV
    Media URN:
    VLVA98KK8DVTX2NAJSKOSL77SHTFV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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