A Sydney teenager has spent five hours battling to reel in a three-metre bull shark near a popular southern Sydney swimming spot.
Kai George and his mates were in a small boat off Lilli Pilli in Port Hacking when they spotted the huge shark and filmed the moment they managed to catch it.
“It was caught on my 17th birthday – We fought it from 8pm last night till 1am this morning,” Kai said.
This isn’t the first time the 17-year-old has reeled in an enormous shark after he spent the night wrestling a similar size predator in the same spot last April.
Footage taken of the catch on Tuesday shows the shark thrashing in the water and slowly being dragged to the side of the boat.
The teenager then shared a photo of himself holding it by the tail after the group made it to the beach with their catch.
They released the shark after the five-hour battle.
Last year, Kai and his friends caught a similar size shark after hearing rumours of what was lurking in the waters around Lilli Pilli at Port Hacking.
“We thought what have we got to lose, we’re just a bunch of teenagers looking for a big shark,” he told Sunrise in April.
After a four-hour battle, the boat full of teens managed to move the shark onto a nearby sand bar for a photo before releasing it.