Man catches two tonne shark while fishing

A man from Birmingham caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes while fishing in South Africa.

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Video: Shark circles fisherman's boat

A fisherman from Birmingham has captured the moment a Great White Shark swam alongside his boat while he was fishing in South Africa.

On a different occasion, 55-year-old Andy Hales was fishing for tuna in a spot nearby and an 18ft Great White Shark took his line.

Andy told us: "“I would describe it as exhilarating rather than unnerving. Having sharks as long as 18ft circling you is a hell of an experience.It’s not just the length which leaves you astounded. Some of them are just huge – the width was like a wide office desk. They’re incredible.”

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Birmingham man catches "Jaws"

Man catches shark while fishing in South Africa Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

A man from Birmingham caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes while fishing in South Africa.

Birmingham businessmen fishing in South Africa Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

The 18ft shark took two hours two reel in and towed the boat that Andy Hales was using for two miles.

Andy from Coleshill said: “It was Jaws-like – other people were saying things like, ‘I think we need a bigger boat!’’

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