Footage captured off Warnbro of shark capture and release

Footage captured off Warnbro of shark capture and release

FOOTAGE shot off Warnbro of a shark being caught and released could make residents feel uncomfortable about getting back in the water.

Dorothy Symonds who captured the amazing footage certainly has some reservations.

Mrs Symonds shot the video of the fishermen and the shark on January 2.

She was taking one of her regular walks on the beach with her kelpie cross and husband Andy.

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“I thought it was a stingray or something until I saw the fin,” she said.

“One of them went in the water with it and I thought please come back.”

In the video the shark seems annoyed about being removed from his watery home – taking snaps at one the boys trying to unhook him.

“I spoke to one of the guys today and he said he caught two more that night,” Mrs Symonds said.

“I’ll still go there, but only out knee deep.

“I won’t let the dog go deep either.”

Mrs Symonds has lived in Rockingham for 35 years and in Warnbro for 20.

She said she has been visiting the beach since she was 12, but this is the first time she had seen anything like this.

“I started filming because I thought people wouldn’t believe me,” she said.

Mrs Symonds said she can’t believe the attention the video has received.

At last count the video she posted on Facebook had more than 57,000 views.