Kayaker's 'unlucky' mishap after pulling in shark: 'Less than ideal'

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A fishermen who was able to reel in a shark while on a kayak had an unfortunate, and potentially very painful, mishap.

The video was shared on various fishing-related Instagram pages showing two men out at sea while fishing. One of them is seen sitting with a shark in his lap.

"We got Eric, yeah," the man off camera says in the video while panning the camera towards Eric.

"We've got a shark on his lap and he's got a treble hook right through his finger.

"Good one, Eric, well done."

A fisherman reeled in a shark and managed to to hook his own finger. Source: Instagram: @durbanrecrimmercial via @arrin_boy
A fisherman reeled in a shark and managed to to hook his own finger. Source: Instagram: @durbanrecrimmercial via @arrin_boy

The shark is wrapped in fishing line and Eric's finger is bleeding slightly where the hook has become lodged. Fortunately, Eric doesn't appear to be in serious pain.

According to Fishermen's Source, a treble hook has three main points which can effectively hook a fish at any angle.

"Well done Eric. What are friends for! Shark in hand, hook in finger, less than ideal," the caption on the video said.

Many people felt sorry for Eric in the comments with one person saying the situation was "unlucky".

"Happens to the best of us," one person said in response.

"Haha, yeah it happens to all of us. Hopefully not on a kayak holding a shark though," the Instagram page said in response.

The footage appears to be taken off Zinkwazi Beach in South Africa.

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