A retired Air Force serviceman in Nova Scotia got the surprise of his life when a great white shark bit onto his fishing line on Sunday.
Rick Austin, 61, was fishing for striped bass in his kayak in the Minas Basin when he met the ocean predator. “I was one mile off the coast and there were swimmers everywhere,” Austin told Newsweek. “I could see them from where I was anchored.”
After two hours of fishing without any luck, Austin decided to take another approach, using a live mackerel as bait to lure to hopefully reel in a catch. That’s when things started to get interesting.
“After a few minutes, my reel starts clicking a little bit, and I thought that’s weird. So, I start reeling in my other rod,” he said, adding that he made sure to switch on his GoPro camera. “I’m so glad I did.”