Shocked commuters spot shark hanging off back of boat

There were bizarre scenes on Sydney’s roads on Sunday as a group of fishermen transported a mako shark across the city.

The group had captured the 2.4-metre shark off the coast of Botany Bay and were captured on camera taking their prized catch home.

The men made the 40km strip back to Cecil Park, in the city’s west, with the shark hanging out the back of their boat, which was being towed by a ute.

Motorists were baffled to spot the shark hanging from the back of the men’s boat. Source: 7News
The 2.4-metre shark was caught off the coast of Sydney’s Botany Bay. Source: 7News

It is unclear whether the shark was too big for the boat or the men were merely parading their catch.

According to the NSW Recreational Saltwater Fishing Guide for 2018/2019, fishermen are permitted to take home one mako shark per day, while there is no minimum length the shark must adhere to. 

It is unclear whether the shark was too big for the boat or the men were merely parading their catch. Source: 7News