A FISHERMAN had a tussle with a two-metre shark after he hooked it while fishing with live bait off the Coffs Harbour Jetty on Monday evening.

The shark broke him off on a pile-on, as onlookers filmed from the jetty.

The video was shared by Mike Cleary on Monday night.

A fisho had a tough tussle with a two metre shark off the Coffs Harbour Jetty on Monday.
A fisho had a tough tussle with a two metre shark off the Coffs Harbour Jetty on Monday. Supplied

"He almost got the shark ashore before the line on his light-weight rod was broken on one of the Jetty piles," Mike explained. 

"Surprisingly, people were still in the water swimming whilst this was going on on metres away."

Advocate reader Darren Forrester also shared a photo of a two-metre shark that surfaced in the harbour near the Jetty on Monday at 7.20pm.

Authorities meanwhile reported a whaler shark sighting around that time in the harbour.

Advocate reader Darren Forrester believed this shark surfacing alongside the Coffs Harbour Jetty at 7.20pm on Monday may have been a white shark.
Advocate reader Darren Forrester believed this shark surfacing alongside the Coffs Harbour Jetty at 7.20pm on Monday may have been a white shark. Darren Forrester

The incidents in the harbour came after a 48-hour period that saw more recorded shark activity than usual on the Coffs Coast.

NSW DPI surveillance has captured a number of white sharks off the Coffs Coast. 

Large bait fish schools have been reported on the Coffs Coast in recent days perhaps explaining why so many sharks are moving closer to shore.

Park Beach was closed to swimmers after aerial surveillance captured this white shark on the move.
Park Beach was closed to swimmers after aerial surveillance captured this white shark on the move. Shark Smart

Park Beach was evacuated after a white shark sighting at the weekend. 

A 2.8m shark off Boambee Headland.
A 2.8m shark off Boambee Headland. Shark Smart

NSW Fisheries advised a tagged white shark was detected off Park Beach on Friday at 5.53am.

This sizeable white shark was spotted by aerial patrols of the coast near Red Rock earlier this month.
This sizeable white shark was spotted by aerial patrols of the coast near Red Rock earlier this month. Shark Smart


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