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Monster shark caught off popular pier

A MELBOURNE man hooked a monster shark while fishing off a pier near swimmers southeast of Geelong yesterday morning.

BILL Athanasslies felt his rod "explode'' at about 5.30am (AEDT) on Point Lonsdale pier yesterday morning while he was fishing just metres away from a popular swimming location.

"It took-off like a rocket,'' he told the Geelong Advertiser today.

Mr Athanasslies, who runs a business teaching people how to land big fish, spent an hour fighting to reel-in the 3m bronze whaler.

Hauling the super-sized fish up onto the pier proved equally challenging.

The bronze whaler was so heavy, Mr Athanasslies and three other men were unable to haul it out of the water.

After struggling for 40 minutes, Mr Athanasslies drove into Point Lonsdale and recruited a three more people off the street to help.

It took eight men to land the shark.


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