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Great white shark fishing from the beach? Only in Australia

December 12, 2008 |  3:22 pm


Fishermen: If you've ever considered trying to land a great white shark from the beach, book a trip to Boat Harbour in western Australia and watch the video attached below to see how the locals do it.

The video appears to be genuine, and it's well-edited. The poor shark is definitely real, and it remains unclear whether this type of activity is even legal -- it would not be in California, where white sharks are protected.

But if you do find yourself Down Under in pursuit of "white pointers," you'll require access to a fool --preferably one who has been drinking for courage -- and a surfboard. Watch the video and you'll see what I mean.

--Pete Thomas

Photo credit: David Fleetham / Discovery Channel