Christmas Eve morning, Elliot Gordon and Paul Adlington set off to catch snapper in Tauranga Harbor in New Zealand.
Gordon got a little more than he bargained for, however, as can be seen in this video.
Warning: Language NSFW, but you may not notice due to a Kiwi accent.
The snapper were hitting the mackerel heads the pair were using for bait as they fished from their 16-foot boat. Then, the bite turned off. That’s when something hit Gordon’s bait and started peeling off line. A 10-foot-long bronze whaler shark had taken the bait.
But that wasn’t the first time Gordon hooked the shark, which leapt once and threw the hook. As Gordon and Adlington got their cameras ready, Gordon threw out more bait and the shark went for it again.
That’s when the pair captured the dramatic footage of the shark leaping out of the water. The shark remained on Gordon’s line for more than 30 minutes before spitting the hook.