A Queensland fisherman has issued a stark warning to locals after catching a giant shark at a popular tourist spot.
Peter Hassett shared online a chilling image of the giant bull shark he caught in the Sunshine Coast’s Noosa River last week.
“Well what another epic night on the Noosa River with this big girl coming in for a chat terrified to see how big they get,” he wrote on Facebook.
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“I’d say they’re at the level of the plague at the moment.
“Watch your dogs and kids in the water, these guys don’t discriminate!”
The warning comes just weeks after a teenager was attacked and killed by a shark in Perth’s Swan River.
Stella Berry was swimming near the Fremantle Traffic Bridge when she was attacked on February 4.
Police, paramedics and friends tried to revive the 16-year-old, but her injuries were too severe and she died at the scene.
Officials believe a bull shark is likely to blame given they populate the river.
Just a week after the attack, a Perth teenager caught a 2.5m bull shark in East Fremantle and shared pictures of his monster catch online.
“It was in the river flowing by,” he said.
“They can potentially be dangerous to others and people have no idea how big they get here in Perth in the Swan River.”
In response, authorities closed river swimming areas in Fremantle, East Fremantle and Mosman Park.
https://7news.com.au/news/qld/fishermans-dire-warning-after-catching-huge-shark-at-popular-tourist-spot-c-9823340 A Queensland fisherman shares a shark warning for the Noosa River on the Sunshine Coast