A monster mako shark dragged on to a boat by five stunned Victorian fishermen could be the biggest caught in Australia. But the amateur anglers cannot claim the record because they didn’t lure the big fish according to guidelines.Instead, the quintet of friends have been branded crazy for putting themselves in danger.
“They’re nuts. I would never do it. No bloody way in the world. They are killing machines,” he said.
Sean Heinemann and his crew admitted they were out of their depth when they hooked the biggest catch of their lives on Monday.
He said the 3.3m shark circled the boat and “eyed off” the crew during a tough two-hour fight about 4km south-east of Green Cape near Eden.
The shark was estimated to weigh between 450kg and 530kg.