Large sharks caught near water skiers at South West Rocks

The sharks were caught in the Macleay River on the morning of Monday, December 31.
The sharks were caught in the Macleay River on the morning of Monday, December 31.

Four large sharks were caught on the NSW mid-north coast, on a stretch of river popular with waterskiers.

Commercial fisherman Billy Brislane says he caught the sharks on a set line while people were skiing in close proximity.

The largest shark was measured at 3.5m long, the smallest was 1.7m long.

Mr Brislane opened up the sharks up and found interesting cross-section of animals.

“The sharks must have been very hungry as there was baby sharks, dolphin and stingray in their stomachs,” Billy said.

The sharks were caught between the mouth of the Macleay River and the popular tavern.