Seal jumps out of the water to steal a surprised fisherman's catch

Sealed the deal! Clever seal jumps out of the water to steal a surprised fisherman’s catch

  • Wally Harrak and his friend Marko were ambushed on their fishing trip by a seal
  • The men were fishing off the coast of Melbourne when a seal stole their catch
  • A video of the seal’s robbery was shared on Wally’s World of Fishing on Facebook

A sneaky seal managed to jump out of the ocean and steal an amateur fisherman’s well-deserved catch, much to his surprise.

Wally Harrak had taken his friend Marko on a trip off the coast of Melbourne to teach him how to fish, when they were ambushed by a hungry seal.

A video, filmed by Wally, shows a surprised Marko shout in alarm as the clever seal jumps out of the water to steal his fish.

Wally Harrak had taken his friend Marko out off the coast of Melbourne to teach him how to fish when they were ambushed by a hungry seal, who stole Marko’s catch

Marko begins reeling his fish in after finally managing to catch a fish, when Wally asks him ‘are you going to get it clear of the seal this time?’

The determined fisherman keeps reeling his catch in and thinks he is safe when he finally pulls the small fish out of the water. 

But the crafty seal waits until Marko is almost able to grab the fish before jumping out of the ocean and stealing the catch.

The fisherman does not have any time to reclaim his prize as the seal dives straight back into the water, never to be seen again.

The two men both yell in surprise and Marko shouts ‘oh come on’ as he watches his catch of the day disappear back into the water.

The seal manages to escape with the fishing rod’s hook as well as Marko’s well-deserved catch.

The clever seal waited until Marko had pulled the fish out of the water to jump into the air and steal the catch for himself, much to the fisherman’s disappointment

Wally said: ‘I thought I would teach Marko how to fish and use a boat safely before he took his family out the following weekend.

‘The fishing was great until a seal popped out of the water and snatched Marko’s fish scaring the Bejesus out of him.

‘Needless to say the seal got the fish and Marko got his hook back with only a fish head on it.’ 

The video, posted on his Facebook page Wally’s World of Fishing in September 2019, is not the only encounter Wally has had with sneaky seals.

He had to move his boat more than 3km to get away from a seal who was trying to ambush his fishing trip in May.

But the seal kept following him despite his efforts and continued stealing his fish, leaving him empty-handed until he could finally shake the seal. 

The father-of-two often takes his daughters Lara and Rita out on the ocean with him and has been sharing videos of their family fishing adventures on Facebook and YouTube for more than a year.

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