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Fisherman escapes shark attack

Discussion in 'Off Gassing' started by Flyingspanner, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Flyingspanner

    Flyingspanner Well-Known Member

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    For Effs Sake Mr BBC, could you not write a balanced article?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-19448774


    A fisherman has escaped a shark attack after his crew caught the animal off Islay in the Inner Hebrides.
    The 7ft porbeagle took hold of Hamish Currie's steel toe-capped boot after the skipper hauled it on to the deck of his vessel.
    Mr Currie, 53, from Saltcoats, Ayrshire, targeted the shark after hearing reports of it attacking seals.
    He was left shaken after the shark clamped its jaws around his foot and bit a hole in his boat.
    Mr Currie said: "A friend got in touch to tell me about the shark because I specialise in that style of fishing.
    "I took a crew of three up there to look for it because it had been attacking seals in the area."
    'One bad fish'
    [​IMG] Hamish Currie's boat was damaged by the shark
    The team aimed to tag the fish, which is a member of the Great White family, and release it back into the water.
    "This one was a bad, bad fish," Mr Currie said.
    "He was nasty and got me by the foot. Luckily I was wearing steel toe-capped boots.
    "I just couldn't shake him off, but eventually one of my crew managed to help me free.
    "It was quite terrifying."
    Mr Currie, who has vast experience of catching sharks and operates from Cushendall in Co Antrim, said this was his closest call to date.
    "I was very lucky this time, it has definitely made me a little bit more wary of them."
     
  2. Andy Stevenson

    Andy Stevenson Administrator

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    I'm with the shark, should've had his leg off. Dragging the bloody thing out of the water then not expecting it to fight back? Sheesh.
     
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  3. Badknees

    Badknees Meg Pilot (retired) and Forum KGB

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    Just what sharks need, is more shite reporting. When will these cocks give a balanced story.

    Would the shark in question bitten this dumb ass's toe if he hadn't just been pulled out of his ocean by a big steel hook..... I doubt it.

    BK.
     
  4. DaveS

    DaveS Play nice. Enjoy UKD

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    And who decided that sharks attacking seals was against a law? Natural balance of power is what keeps the food chain rotating and so sharks will eat seals occasionally - it's called nature!
     
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  5. Andy Stevenson

    Andy Stevenson Administrator

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    Indeed. It could have read "We decided to kill it 'cos it was having lunch". Idiots, the lot of 'em.
     

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