Clyde contacted us to correct
some information about his shark incident. It was
reported that Clyde suffered an injury, but in fact
there was no injury in this incident. Here's Clyde's
description of the incident.
This event occurred in, or about 1960. A couple of
friends and I were spearfishing near some caissons
at Glenelg Beach, in South Australia.
We used to trail our catch on a cord.
Suddenly I felt a rush of water, saw a flsh of
bronze colour, followed by a bang on my knee,
followed by a tug-of-war for my fish.
to say, I lost. My fish had been taken by a Bronze
Many of us had been nudged, or \'nosed\' by Bronzies
in the early days of spearfishing in this State.
We learned that Bronzies tended to \'feel\' you with
their nose to see whether you were suitable for
White Pointers tended to \'mouth\' you their test.
I was lucky, I think. I just got between the shark
and my fish.
My wet suit was torn near the knee, but apart from
that I was O.K..
Surf Lifesavers escorted us back to the beach, BUT
we were the ones involved in this incident.