Dramatic shots of a shark being reeled in then hooked and caught.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
Full screen title: "Sharks A-Hoy!".
Watson's Bay, New South Wales, Australia
MS The shark fishing vessel putting to sea with two rods either side of the boat, one of a line of vessels of the New South Wales Big Game Fishermen's Association putting to sea on a shark hunting expedition. CU Fishermen on deck setting up lines running out into the sea. CU A man preparing bait on the deck of a ship by cutting open smaller fish. (3 shots). MS Rear view, fishermen in stern of boat with his rod and line set up. LS An expanse of sea with porpoises playing. CU Line being played. MS Fishing line getting a bite. CU Two sharks visible under the water by the boat. CU Fishing line tackle, line running out. Various shots of fisherman reeling the shark in nearer the boat, the shark being hooked , thrashing about, being hooked again by the side of the boat. CU Shark pennant hoisted as a flag. MS Shark's carcass tethered astern. MS Evening shot of fishing vessel returning to port. LS Low angle, three huge sharks tied up by their tails. CU Jaws of sharks. (2 shots). CU A parasite fish clinging to the lifeless body of the shark. (2 shots). MS Sharks hanging from a beam on the pier.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 12/05/1947. There is a commentary in English.