A fisherman has filmed the moment a hungry 5m great white shark almost ended up in his boat during a dramatic encounter off Fremantle. David Lock was fishing for salmon with his father at a favourite spot at 9am yesterday when a shark began taking an interest in their boat.
“He was pretty placid at first but when the old man hooked up to a fish, he got interested,” he said.
“He has just launched and his head has landed on top of the side of the boat.
“I have jumped back, he would have had me otherwise. He touched my leg, it was that close.
“It was front on and mouth first.
“He has even taken a chunk out of the boat.”