Great white encounter

JAW-DROPPING: A group of amateur fishermen experienced a close-up encounter with a great white shark around 2km off the shore of Brown Beach on Saturday afternoon. Picture: ANDREW RUSSELL

A LONG weekend fishing trip provided a group of amateur fishermen with a bigger shock than expected when a great white shark circled their boat near Brown Beach on June 3.

Keen to catch a feed on Saturday, Mount Gambier’s Dani McKinnon and Andrew Russell were joined by Coleraine visitors Colin and Darcy Russell on the water.

The group cruised around two kilometres


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