A shark drags a fisherman overboard
He dragged a fisherman shark underwater and capsized his boat off the coast of Ireland using pure brute force. Graham Smith was plunged into the water after his kayak overturned.
A “very clever” porbeagle, a species of mackerel shark, battled for 20 minutes at sea off the north-west of Ireland before being pulled offshore.
Dramatic shots of the conflict that have gone viral show the shark chasing the bait with its teeth hurt, while Graham fights for control of his fishing rod. When the angler begins to be pulled towards shore, the shark drags the rod to the side of the boat, tilting it past the point of non-return.
The 43-year-old fisherman was quoted as saying by Mirror, “I go fishing for a couple shark a year off Donegal in Ireland. On that particular day, it was quiet inside the headland but once you got there outside it was rough. “
He said, “The porbeagle is a very clever shark. They are extremely difficult. About 15 to 20 minutes I had been fighting it. Towards the end of the fight, it took me out where it was really bad.”
He went on, “There were some lads that I know were there so I shouted to them and said if you can give me a quick pull of this rough stuff – then I can pick up the shark and let it go. But it caused the shark swell. before we were ready and the kayak just flopped. “
In the energetic battle, Graham’s unsecured kit box slipped and its contents dropped into the ocean. Graham said the contents of GoFish’s camera, GoPro and its Huawei P30 mobile phone were among the items lost or destroyed.
He further said, “Including the phone, it will be € 500 (£ 430) I lost. Thankfully, most of the electronics are all attached and waterproof. It’s only happened twice in 13 or 14 years of kayak fishing. 15 minutes and I’d have got it up and let it go. It’s one of those things, unfortunately. “
Graham managed to turn his kayak back over with the help of the crew that was towing him.