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Video: Kayak fisherman towed for miles by shark


What is the cheapest way to motorize a kayak? For 22-year-old Adam Fisk, all it took was for one shark to take his bait.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, a hammerhead took Fisk from where he was fishing in Florida’s Boynton Inlet to somewhere near Lake Worth, a 15-minute drive on the highway. Fisk said that the fish—and his kayak—approached speeds of 30 miles per hour on the trip.

“I figured if my line was holding up I would get the best video I could, just to show my friends,” the angler said. ”I never thought I would get this far.”

Fisk is a veteran angler who is currently studying for a career in wildlife conservation. He wrangled with sharks before, but this hammerhead was too much for the angler to land in his kayak. Fisk cut the fish loose about two hours into the fight and estimates that it measured around 11 feet in length.

“I was nervous whenever the line went slack,” he said. “I figured it was coming straight for me.”

At a few points in the fight, Fisk dipped a GoPro camera under the water to take a look at his adversary. Another hammerhead began pursuing the kayak partway through Fisk’s two-hour ride.


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