Tiger shark has reeled in on Quinns beach before brave Perth anglers wade into the surf to bring the animal back to sea
A Perth fisherman has drawn a large crowd after reeling in a monster catch in the city’s northern suburbs on Wednesday afternoon.
Spectators watched in amazement as the angler landed the 2m tiger shark before untying the hook and some ‘Legends’ worked overtime to bring it back into the surf off Quinns Beach in Quinns Rocks.
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The vision shared online shows the shark thrashing about as attempts are made to lead it back out to sea, with breaking waves not helping.
One person even bravely entered the water to make sure they escaped safely.
“It’s okay, some local Quinns legends gave Bruce a nudge back into the sea,” was posted on the Quinns Rocks community page along with the catch and release vision.
Witness Stefan Short told 7NEWS the young lads were “brave” in putting the shark back where it belongs.
“As soon as they pulled it in, they flipped it, they unhooked it. Brave boys, I wouldn’t have done it myself,” Short said.
Nigel Williams also took to social media to share how he had been in the water at the time the shark was caught – albeit inside the protective barrier.
“So last night we went for a swim as the sun was going down but this time in shark net (because) I’m a wimp…when it turned out it was all just 500 meters away on the same beach at the same time going on,” wrote Williams.
“Dangerous or not, I don’t want that floating around my crackers.”
The vision came about as a series of shark sightings were made at popular swimming spots along the metropolitan coast and southwest. Nearby Mullaloo Beach was also closed Thursday due to a shark sighting.
https://7news.com.au/news/sharks/shark-reeled-in-at-quinns-beach-before-brave-perth-anglers-wade-into-surf-to-get-animal-back-out-to-sea-c-9362898 Tiger shark has reeled in on Quinns beach before brave Perth anglers wade into the surf to bring the animal back to sea