shark attack at peron islands

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shark attack at peron islands

Post by BarraBeast » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:32 pm

Before you all get too excited, the shark only took a bite out of my custom wooden speargun!

So I speared a giant bluebone which wrapped my shooting line around the reef, it was making a racket by flinging the spear shaft against the rocks. This brought in a cheeky little 6 foot whaler.
I was on the surface recovering from the dive and I was using a float line setup with a float. So the gun was down about 4m and the speared fish another 6, when the whaler shot past me from behind and nailed the gun, taking a bite and shaking it from side to side. Maybe the fish scale pattern on the barrel got it’s attention? Then it sped off with it’s nose stuck in the power bands !!! it took the my whole set up snapping off the shooting line. Then it changed direction leaping out of the water landing between me and dive buddy, Brett. It caused so many air bubbles we and it couldn’t see a thing! It kept bumping into us by mistake as it was so confused. Then it headed fro the horizon pulling the float all the way under.

We gathered the boys and charged after it looking for the float which surfaced every few minutes or so, after it tired out it took 3 of us to pull it to the surface by the float line aft4r about 10 minutes of tug-o-war.. See pic of it at the side of the boat. We took a quick video and cut the power bands to free it, all 3 ands had worked their way up to it’s dorsal fin. They were stretched tight so we had to stretch them further to get a knife under them.
He had one last snap at me as he took off in a hurry. Obviously recovered from pulling the float under.

Lucky it snapped the spear line so I could dive down and recover the shaft and luckily no other sharks took my blue bone! Happy days and back to spearing again.
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Post by DOUG » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:42 pm

your mad i have swum in croc water but salt water freaks me out with the sharks i hate them!!! where was the power head?
how did you go on your spearing trip???

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Post by deepblack » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:44 pm

Your Spear Gun now has street cred Beastie...Battle Scars are always cool!
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Re: shark attack at peron islands

Post by Sy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:00 pm

Be nice to see the Bluebone pic eh?
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Re: shark attack at peron islands

Post by Mud » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:12 pm

bonkers.....bl..dy spearos...mad...stark raving mad.

Cool story but....
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If there is blood around......well its a police matter...

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Post by jaslester » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:26 pm

Agree Mud...Nuts!!!! but yeah was cool
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Re: shark attack at peron islands

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:30 pm

Cool capers! Need to have a helmet cam so we can see this stuff, but the pictures are great.

Life being what it is, while you were battling the shark, those "new" flesh-eating worms were crawling quietly up your wetsuit inside leg ...

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Post by Morry » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:01 pm

Would make a good movie scene

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Re: shark attack at peron islands

Post by BarraBeast » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:14 am

Matt Flynn wrote:flesh-eating worms were crawling quietly up your wetsuit inside leg ...
now i wont need that penis reduction operation. let the worm have a chew :shock:
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