A MANDURAH fisherman has taken video footage of a four-metre great white shark that circled his boat about 350 metres from Pyramids Beach in Dawesville.
Fisheries advise sighting of 3-4m white shark reported 350M offshore Dawesville cut (pyramids bch) 0940.— Surf Life Saving WA (@SLSWA) April 30, 2014
Dan Zovko and two friends spotted the shark about 9.30am on Wednesday while on a fishing trip.
“The motor was off and as I turned around I saw a four to four-and-a-half metre white pointer nudging the prop,” he said.
“It slowly started moving along the boat.
“It was hanging around for probably about five minutes maximum.
“It was about 100m off the rocks off Dawesville cut, about 200m from Pyramids Beach.
“It was a good day for swell so people were out there.”
Mr Zovko said he thought the shark was likely the same one that was later photographed chasing a whale along Perth’s beaches.
Wednesday was also the day that baited drumlines were pulled from the water along the WA coastline, having caught more than 100 sharks.
The Surf Life Saving Western Australia confirmed the sighting on its Twitter feed, but said the shark was 350m from the Dawesville Cut, at 9.40am.
A spokesperson from the Fisheries Department advised anyone who sees a shark to call the 24-hour Water Police line on 9442 8600.