Annual fishing trip turns terrifying as giant shark bites into boat

Four Perth fishermen have had the fright of their life after a bronze whaler shark bit into their charter boat off the Western Australian coast on Wednesday.

The men’s annual fishing trip took a frightening turn in Coral Bay when the three-meter predator attempted to swallow their boat’s propeller.

It had been fighting on a line for an hour before it took a bite of the motor.

A three-metre bronze whaler shark bit into a charter boat off the Western Australian coast.
A three-metre bronze whaler shark bit into a charter boat off the Western Australian coast. (9News)

“He is a monster,” one man can be heard saying as they filmed, in awe of the shark.

“He has chomped the engine.

Captain Matt Zen said never in his “wildest dreams” did he expect a giant shark to take a bite of his boat.

The large shark tried to swallow the boat's propeller as it was on charter in Coral Bay in Western Australia.
The large shark tried to swallow the boat’s propeller as it was on charter in Coral Bay in Western Australia. (9News)

“He took a liking to the engine and he hung on there for a good few minutes,” Zen said.

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

Another Fever Fishing charter man, Jarryd England, said the beast’s jaw “inhaled the entire propeller.”

“And that’s a big engine,” he said.

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All up, the terrifying boat bite lasted five minutes before the predator swam off – fishermen, shark and motor unharmed.

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