Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Shark Returns for More; Fisherman: Same Great White Attacked My Boat in 2000

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Shark Returns for More; Fisherman: Same Great White Attacked My Boat in 2000

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Byline: Richard Bruinsma

A MASSIVE great white shark that menaced fishermen in two small boats on the weekend has done it before, a veteran off-shore fisherman says.

A huge shark reportedly circled and bumped the boat of a group of Sunshine Coast fishermen 36km off Mooloolaba at the Barwon Banks on the weekend.

Barry McDade, of Currimundi, said the shark had seen him and two mates as tasty meals some 13 years ago.

He said he believed it has returned to familiar waters to repeat its sinister behaviour.

aIave met him before,a Mr McDade said of the 5.8 metre monster and his characteristic behaviour.

The veteran charter fisherman said the great white had circled his 6.25m boat in late 2000 a he still has the Daily front page of the time as a memento of the ordeal.

aWe looked over the side of the boat, and saw his eye looking up at us,a he recalled. …

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