Kayak Angler Dave Adamson (Copyright Whitby Sea Anglers)
Dave Reports – “It was definitely a shark. On Tuesday evening just before dark, I was trolling a plug towards Brail nr Flamborough Head.
I hooked a 3lb Bass and then saw a swirl behind it and a large shape in the water. I initially thought it was a Seal until the dorsal fin broke surface.
The bass evaded the shark and shot under the kayak. I was winding in as fast as I could and in the clear water I saw the shark change direction and come directly towards me.
I pulled up hard and the fish came out of the water and landed in my lap, but the shark followed and broached alongside crashing into my kayak.
I got a very clear view of it and it certainly was not a seal. I just about crapped myself and paddled back to shore as quick as I could.
Back on the beach at North Landing I bumped into 1 of the East Coast Kayak Association lads, who said he had seen a shark there about a week before, but when he told his mates they accused him of doing drugs.
Another Fish Bitten In Half At Flamborough
Only a day later than Dave Adamsons shark encounter another well known local angler Garry Pye had a fish bit in half whilst fishing from the cliffs at Flamborough. Garry said on Facebook – “Ive had tope on before, but this felt like something a tad bigger, it nearly dragged me off the cliff top ”