September 09, 2012
CALIFORNIA: white shark hooked from a pier
Recently very few anglers in the world have the luck to fight a white shark and especially fishing from an US pier. But, earlier this week, Eric Martin on the Manhattan Beach Pier in Southern California, hooked, fought and released a 9 foot great white shark.
The news appeared on Patch.com and Eric Martin said "The shark was an estimated 8 or 9 feet". Eric is a marine biologist and director of "The Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium" located at the end of the MB Pier … "
"Martin said he was pleased to be able to capture the quintessential shark shot: one in which its mouth is wide open. He was able to gauge the shark's size when it passed under a swimmer, who was about 6-7 feet.
'The shark went under the swimmer said Martin, and he had no idea the shark swam underneath him. He kept right on swimming.'