Extraordinary moment when two fishermen encounter a monster great white shark on Rottnest Island, WA

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You Need a Bigger Boat: Extraordinary moment when two fishermen are chased by an ‘aggressive’ four-meter great white shark

  • Two fishermen recently had a close encounter with a feared great white shark
  • Jordan Marshall and Paul Marriott found the experience ‘pretty discouraging’
  • Marriott said the couple were scared when the shark ‘looked at us there’
  • The incident took place in Catherine Bay, 2.5 miles from Rottnest Island in Western Australia

Two fishermen have lived to tell the tale after a close encounter with an aggressive great white shark.

Avid anglers Jordan Marshall and Paul Marriott were casting a line in Catherine Bay, four kilometers off Rottnest Island in Western Australia, when the feared ocean predator began surveying them.

Incredible footage shows the shark sneaking around their boat before they get aggressive and fling around in the water.

“It was actually quite discouraging,” Marshall said Nine news.

“He (Marriott) was a little more wild than I was, knocking on the water and doing things like that.”

Sharp fishermen Jordan Marshall and Paul Marriott (pictured) had a recent encounter with a great white shark in Western Australia

Sharp anglers Jordan Marshall and Paul Marriott (pictured) had a recent encounter with a great white shark in Western Australia

The two fishermen filmed their encounter with a great white shark (pictured), which was located in Catherine Bay, near Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The two fishermen filmed their encounter with a great white shark (pictured), which was located in Catherine Bay, near Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The intrepid Mr Marriott at one point confirmed that he initially tried to entice the four-foot shark with some mullet fish – but the white pointer wasn’t interested.

The helmsmen also said they had downed a few beers on board, so they finally decided to “let the shark do its thing.”

Marriott later admitted his heart skipped a beat when the great white suddenly became aggressive next to their boat engine.

On May 18 last month, Mark Sanguinetti, 59, off Sydney’s Northern Beaches, was fatally mauled by a 15-foot great white shark off Tuncurry Beach near Forster on the north coast of NSW.

Mr. Sanguinetti was bitten in the upper thigh and dragged to shore by friends before going into cardiac arrest due to catastrophic blood loss.

A helicopter arrived at the scene to transport Mr. Sanguinetti to the hospital, but tragically the father of two and ocean buff died on the beach.

The mauling was the first confirmed fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year, although another man – Duncan Craw – is believed to have been killed by a shark off the coast of South Australia in January.

According to the Taronga Conservation Society in NSW, which records shark fatalities, eight people have been killed in 2020 shark attacks in Australian waters.

Fisherman Paul Marriott (pictured) admitted his heart skipped a beat when the great white suddenly became aggressive agressief

Fisherman Paul Marriott (pictured) admitted his heart skipped a beat when the great white suddenly became aggressive agressief

According to the Taronga Conservation Society, which records shark fatalities, eight people will have died in shark attacks in Australian waters in 2020 (stock image)

According to the Taronga Conservation Society, which records shark fatalities, eight people have died in shark attacks in Australian waters in 2020 (stock image)

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