Shark got away

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Freewily
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Shark got away

#1 Post by Freewily » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:42 am

Went out the entrance of Lake Illawarra & sat about 150 metres off Windang beach when I got a huge bite from a shark. But it got off. I think it was a Bull Shark. :egrin: :grr: :lol:
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Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


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Re: Shark got away

#2 Post by Freewily » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:05 am

Waiting for operation. Tendon & nerve repair.
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YAK P.B. Salmon 60cm, Flathead 60cm, Trevally 42cm, Carp 38cm, Bream 40cm, Luderick 42cm, Tarwhine 30cm,
Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


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Re: Shark got away

#3 Post by flattyakker » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:24 am

Seriously you?

Not the best way to become famous but I hope all goes well with the op! Hope you are sleeping well!

Any other fish out there :wink:
Cheers,

Rob

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Jewfish 1.11m & 1.08m, Flathead 97cm &96cm x 2, Bream 43cm, Luderick 36cm, Trevally 45cm, Whiting 43cm, Long Tom 80cm, Kingfish 65cm, calamari 35cm (hood).

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Re: Shark got away

#4 Post by Freewily » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:57 pm

I wasn't fishing.I was surfing. Sitting on my board. Didn't see any fish. But there would have been a few out there.
YAK P.B. Salmon 60cm, Flathead 60cm, Trevally 42cm, Carp 38cm, Bream 40cm, Luderick 42cm, Tarwhine 30cm,
Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


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Re: Shark got away

#5 Post by Beardypaul » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:16 pm

pleased to see you are getting good medical treatment, that looks a rather serious injury. hope it won't keep you off the water for too long. Take care.

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Re: Shark got away

#6 Post by Ads22 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:34 pm

Wow! That's pretty intense! Hope the healing goes well. Pity you didn't have it on camera, you could have paid for some of the recovery with the revenue! :lol:
Glad you're doing ok thus far!
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Re: Shark got away

#7 Post by Rory222 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:28 pm

Shite! Glad you are still here to tell the tale :gu: Hope the recovery goes well.
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Re: Shark got away

#8 Post by hillbilly » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:35 am

Just looked at nine.com.au and there you were. I hope you are healing well. Regards Bill.
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Re: Shark got away

#9 Post by Freewily » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:35 pm

Thanks guys.
The safety reasons for us kayakers can be similar as a surfers when it comes to dangling our legs overboard.
I was just sitting there nice & quiet whilst waiting for a wave when the shark hit.
These types of sharks, especially the bull shark can go into our estuaries where we would be more inclined to dangle our legs.
I have always cringed at sea going kayakers doing the same.
So stay safe & think twice. Especially in known shark waters.
It only has to happen once.
Cheers. :grin:
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Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


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Re: Shark got away

#10 Post by flattyakker » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:10 pm

How did the op go?
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Rob

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Re: Shark got away

#11 Post by nigel » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:24 pm

Mate tough brake :cry: hope all heels well

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Re: Shark got away

#12 Post by Marty75 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:30 am

Bloody hell. Unlucky but very lucky as well mate.

If you don't mind sharing, how was the pain during the attack? From other reports I've read, the people who were bitten (and survived....) didn't feel much pain during the attack.

Very eerie!

Wishing you a full recovery mate.

Marty

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Re: Shark got away

#13 Post by Freewily » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:59 pm

Flattyakker: I think the op went well. All tendons & nerves repaired. Healing going well. And have had a new fibre cast put on. Still have to wait for a few weeks for the cast to be removed for rehab. I have got movement & blood circulation in all toes. So far so good. :grin:

Pommy Nigel: Thanks mate. Great to hear you are still on board the KFDU.

Marty75: I was lucky I didn't feel much pain. So I could wrap the leg rope straps around it.
Like you I always wondered about the level of pain too. But I think it depends on where & how one is bitten. Even up until now. Not a high level of pain. Although I was given some high pain relief in hospital just in case. :grin:
YAK P.B. Salmon 60cm, Flathead 60cm, Trevally 42cm, Carp 38cm, Bream 40cm, Luderick 42cm, Tarwhine 30cm,
Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


If this was my job I'd Love It!!

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