Australian golf legend Greg Norman lived as much as his nickname, the “Nice White Shark,” throughout a latest fishing expedition.
The 64-year-old athlete, who has received greater than 90 tournaments throughout the globe, reportedly used a fishing rod and reel to hook a catch of a lifetime: a “monster” hammerhead shark.
In Tuesday’s episode of BlacktipH, an excessive on-line fishing present, Norman joined a fishing crew’s mission to snag a blacktip shark.
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“One of the vital unimaginable issues about nature is to count on the surprising,” mentioned Norman within the YouTube video, which has already garnered greater than 1 million views.
The producer of the present, Joshua Jorgensen, used a drone to observe the huge faculty of blacktip sharks circling their boat. Whereas reviewing the drone footage, Norman and Jorgensen noticed a large hammerhead stalking a blacktip shark.
“I’ve by no means seen that … However to see a hammerhead chasing a blacktip was form of distinctive,” Norman added.
“It was essentially the most unimaginable scene I’d ever witnessed.”
Moments later, the pair realized they’d hooked a blacktip — which apparently caught the attention of the hammerhead.
“Swiftly this big hammerhead got here flying in on the blacktip. It was essentially the most unimaginable scene I’d ever witnessed,” Norman mentioned.
Video footage exhibits the big hammerhead slowly swimming behind the 80-pound hooked blacktip shark. Ultimately, it begins circling the fish and hovers over it earlier than chomping down.
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The hammerhead briefly releases the blacktip earlier than swallowing it entire.
“He comes again round, picks it up once more, all of the sudden simply swallows this 80-pound shark and took off,” defined Jorgensen as he exhibits the “screaming” reel. “It is a monster!”
Norman then took management of the reel and began slowly working to deliver the shark in. The captain of the 41-foot boat then defined the crew was getting “towed” by the hammerhead, which they estimated to be about 14 toes, 7 inches, tipping the size at “effectively over” 1,200 kilos.
“While you begin desirous about the poundage that this fish is pulling round — not simply the boat however the folks on the boat and the gasoline on the boat — that’s a formidable assertion in regards to the vitality and the facility of those magnificent animals,” Norman described.
After an almost hour-long combat, Norman was capable of pull the hammerhead to the facet of the boat.
“The dimensions of this shark was huge, bigger than we imagined!” BlacktipH captioned, partially, the roughly 11-minute video of the journey. “[It’s literally] the most important hammerhead shark I’ve ever seen!”
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Once they lastly grabbed a maintain of the shark’s fin, they took some measurements and posed for photos earlier than releasing it. On the finish of their journey, the crew jumped into the water subsequent to the hammerhead.
“Why? We needed to really feel related to this fish,” Norman mentioned. “We needed to verify this fish felt like, ‘Okay, these guys are actually attempting to revive and get me going.'”
Norman then confirmed the shark “lived,” “ate” after which “she swam away.”
Within the video, Jorgensen claims the hammerhead is 4 inches longer than the present world file.