Coral Bay Perth fishing charter attacked by bronze whaler shark in terrifying footage

Incredible footage of a shark attacking a boat carrying four mates in Western Australia has emerged after the terrifying ordeal.

An annual fishing trip for four Perth mates took a terrifying turn after a three-metre shark chomped down on their engine.

The fishermen were out in Coral Bay on Wednesday, where the bronze whaler shark had been fighting on a line for an hour.

It was then that the predator decided to engulf the boat’s propeller.

The men’s immediate shock and horror can be heard, with one of them describing the shark as a “monster”.

“He bit the engine,” one said.

“Oh man, this is nuts.”

“He is a monster.”

The charter boat’s captain Matt Zen said he never expected in his “wildest dreams” that a shark would interrupt their annual “Fever Fishing” trip like that.

“He took a liking to the engine and he hung on there for a good few minutes,” Mr Zenn told 9News.

“We were starting to get a bit worried about how we were going to get him off.”

Another one of the fisherman, Jarryd England, described his shock at the shark’s stunning feat.

“His jaw inhaled the entire propeller and that’s a big engine,” he said.

The bronze whaler held onto the motor for five minutes before swimming off.

Both the shark and boat were unharmed.

It comes after a Perth family also had their boat attacked by a shark last month over the Easter long weekend.

That shark hung around for an hour and bit the boat’s motor and berley cage.

Originally published as Mates’ fishing trip in WA interrupted by ‘monster’ shark


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