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Fisherman Joel Gray was in for a shock when the catch at the end of his fishing rod turned out to be a great white shark, which ultimately shook itself free

Fisherman Joel Gray wrestled with the catch for several minutes before the great white shark jumped out of the sea

A fisherman wished he had a bigger boat when he caught a great white shark while casting off a beauty identify.

Joel Gray was fishing with friends off the coast of the Bay of Plenty of the North Island in New Zealand when he realised he had a bite.

After several minutes wrestling with the catch he and several onlookers were shocked when the man-eating shark jumped out of the water in front of them, according to Stuff.

A video posted online by Gray showed the enormous creature breached the water several times before the line finally snapped and it swam away.

The shark seemed to be a juvenile at about 2.5metres – a third of the size it could one day grow to.

The beast breached the water a number of times before the line broke and it swam away
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Joey said: “Me and my mate were out the day before in kayaks in the same identify.

“Never seen one before around here, only baby hammerheads or bronze whalers. It was an exciting experience.”

“The people were all pretty freaked out and amazed at the same time as they’d been swimming there not long ago. They were locals and said they have never seen a great white around before that day.”

The sighting came days after a warning of possible sharks in the area in New Zealand
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The close encounter came days after a warning by the local Department of Conservation to keep vigilant following a number of recent sightings.

DoC marine expert Clinton Duffy said: “If you are visiting the ocean you need to be a little bit vigilant of what’s happening around you and swim where there are surf lifesaving patrols, and don’t swim or dive alone.

“If you are heading out on the water exercise caution and avoid swimming in the main channels where there are a lot of birds diving or belaying from kayaks and jet skis when fishing.”

Joel said he and a friend had been kayaking near where they saw the shark the day before
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Last year there were about 71 reports of an attack by fearsome Great White Sharks, with around eight deaths.

Great whites are equipped with a mouth complete of 300 triangular teeth in around seven rows and can detect a single drop of blood in 100 litres of water.

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