Terrifying footage shows tiger sharks circling a small fisherman’s boat off the coast of Broome, before they tore a chunk out of his catch.
Young fisherman Will Burns, 16, was casting a line at Gantheaume Point, in Western Australia, on Friday when he spotted the lurking predators.
Will told Perth Now the sharks were around four metres long, roughly the same size of his boat.
In the footage, the sharks – drawn by the blood of the hooked fish – could be seen lurking under the surface before emerging and tearing chunks out of his catch.
‘I saw two other tigers and a smaller lemon shark that came in with the commotion,’ he said.
Will said he had never seen sharks at Gantheaume Point before, a place where he gone spearfishing multiple times.
‘My first thought was that I had gone spearfishing on that same spot several times before and I probably shouldn’t dive there again,’ Will said.
‘I probably shouldn’t dive there again.
Will Burns, 16, was fishing off the coast of Gantheaume Point near Broome when he saw several sharks circling his boat and taking chunks out of his catch (pictured)
Another another man was attacked and killed by what is believed to be a great white shark off the coast of Fraser Island last week.
Matthew Tratt, 36, was spearfishing with his brother Rob Tratt when the huge shark mauled his left leg causing horrific injuries.
Mr Tratt was dragged out of the water to some nearby rocks and attended to by an off duty nurse and doctor but died at the scene.
Matthew Tratt (pictured, right, with wife Kayla), 36, was attacked by a by a suspected great white shark at Fraser Island last week while spear fishing with his brother