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Shark nabs a fish right off an Australian fisherman’s line

There’s always a bigger fish.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Aug 3, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:57 am CDT

A group of Australian fishermen discovered the hard way that just because you have a fish on the hook doesn’t mean it’s a guaranteed catch.

Sometimes fish escape on their own. Other times—well, let’s just say the fisherman probably didn’t see this coming.

We suspect that, in its final moments, this fish was actually relieved. It might have been a grislier death, but at least it was quicker than what the fisherman had planned for it.

Photo via Allan Lee/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 3, 2015, 11:44 am CDT