Just days after Stella Berry died after shark attack in Perth’s Swan River, a fisherman named Kai Boyle managed to catch a massive bull shark that measured over 2.5 meters long.
Due to the incident, swimming areas in the area were temporarily closed. Boyle said he caught the shark after using a bait known as mullet.
According to Boyle, the massive shark was in the river when he caught it. He noted that people often get confused about how big sharks can get in Perth’s Swan River.
The shark was eventually caught in East Fremantle. SharkSmart, a shark-education organization, also issued an alert for the area near Leeuwin Barracks and the boat ramp at the Zephyr Cafe.
Before releasing the shark back into the river, Boyle posted pictures of the massive creature on his Facebook page.
He noted that he was outsized by the animal. In another post, he wrote that river monsters are real
. This line was used by fisherman Liam Kenny, who believes that he caught a southern eagle ray that was attacked by a bull shark.
According to the regional development agency, several shark sightings were reported in the Swan River.
One of these was a large bull shark that measured over three meters long. Authorities then issued advisories to close beaches in the area.
The agency also issued a statement regarding the shark. It noted that the shark caught by Boyle was about a kilometer away from where Stella was killed.
She was attacked while she and her friends were swimming near the Swan River’s traffic bridge at around 3:30 pm on Saturday.
The shark, which authorities believe was the same species that killed Berry, was spotted a day earlier.
Sharon Morris, a local resident, said that it was necessary to prevent people from catching sharks from the shoreline.
She added that despite people’s opinions about sharks, they should still be kept away from the ocean to prevent people from getting attacked.
Stella’s death was the first time that a shark killed a person in the area in a hundred years.
According to Dr. Johan Gustafson, a marine expert, the presence of sharks in our backyards makes it more likely for people to interact with them.