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Shark steals swordfish from New Zealand fishermen

3 May 2013 Last updated at 12:12 BST

A crew of fishermen in New Zealand got more than they bargained for when they attempted to catch a 600kg swordfish.

Matt Waston and his team spent half an hour reeling in the fish, before a large mako shark tried to steal it from their line.

Claire Brennan reports.

Footage courtesy of Matt Watson from The Ultimate Fishing Show

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