Video shows bloodthirsty sharks lunge out of water to snatch 30kg Spanish mackerel from fishermen, who later sustain injuries
As dozens of sharks compete with one another for the kill, catching the massive mackerel unscathed is even harder.
A stunning footage has shown how hardened fishermen try to haul massive fish jumping out of the ocean with their own hands.
As dozens of sharks compete with one another for the kill, catching the 30kg Spanish mackerel unscathed is even harder.
The video shows the sharks lunging for their prey, before the mackerel are pulled in with huge chunks of flesh bitten out of them.
According to experts, it can get extremely dangerous fishing in the remote, shark-infested waters off Cape Vessel, nicknamed Cape Carnage, which is located in the Northern Territory's East Arnhem.
While hauling in a huge catch, one of the boat's seasoned crew sustained severe injuries after a shark smashed into the hull.
Juanita, a 30-year veteran of the seas, was left with a deep gash across her hand after her glove did not provide adequate protection against the steel cable used to pull in the fish.
While the disturbing incident was not recorded on camera, documentary makers for Australian TV show Fishing the Wild NT witnessed it in front of their eyes and later described the injuries.
"She suffered a huge amount of crushed bones and damaged internal structures and required being medically airlifted 700km back to Darwin," they said. "We were humbled to witness the day-to-day intensity of their lifestyle and to say that these women are tough is the understatement of the century."
Prue, another crew member, was stung by a deadly box jellyfish in yet another mishap. Both women were rushed to the hospital in excruciating pain.
That said, the tough women are expected to make a full recovery and doctors say they will not sustain any long-lasting effects from their injuries.
The boat's crew explained in the footage how they catch the monster fish with baits attached to the cables, which are dragged behind the vessel.
That said, hauling them in is no walk in the park, as the mackerel jump in the air followed by sharks that ferociously try to eat the prey at the same time.
Those fish that are half-snacked by sharks are put on a barbecue to feed the crew after a long day. Meanwhile, those left unscathed are sold to fishmongers and supermarkets at a premium price.