Fisherman Jumps Into Shark Infested Water To Save Catch

This keen angler was not going to let a snapped line get in the way of his prize catch, diving off his kayak to wrestle the fish to one side. Seth Willoughby even risked an encounter with a SHARK as he splashed around in the waters off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to make sure the large sailfish he'd hooked didn't get away. Seth, from Pennsylvania, had travelled to the area to specifically fish for sailfish, and after a 15-minute fight, he thought he had his roughly six-foot-long catch. But as the dramatic footage shows, when Seth attempted to pull the giant fish into his kayak, he mistakenly grabbed the line rather than the fish's bill, causing the line to snap. With no hesitation, Seth dived off the side of his kayak on May 8, grabbing the exhausted sailfish by the tail. In the waters, Seth was also surrounded by a 7-foot sandbar shark and two remoras, but fortunately for the angler, both swam away. Having dragged the sailfish to his friend's kayak, pictures were taken before Seth let the sailfish go amidst shouts to warn him about the nearby shark. Seth, who works for Fishing Online, encourages fellow anglers to always wear PFD life vests when kayak fishing.
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Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • Date Acquired06-04-2019
  • Date Filmed05-08-2019
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Fisherman Jumps Into Shark Infested Water To Save Catch

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