Two Sydney fishermen caught a shark in Georges River.
Two Sydney fishermen caught a shark in Georges River.

Fishermen catch shark in Sydney river

A LARGE shark has been caught by two fishermen in the Georges River in Sydney's south west, prompting safety fears for the popular stretch of water.

The men posted photos of themselves posing next to the shark's carcass on the sandy bank of the river.

"Caught this arvo half a kilometre down river from picnic point on the George's river," the post said.

NSW Maritime reposted their picture with the shark, warning people of possible dangers of swimming in the popular river.

"News in of a shark caught up the Georges River yesterday, take care out there," the post said.

But locals say the Georges River has always been shark-infested waters - with one person saying there were signs warning people.

"I'm 34 and my parents have always told me about the bull sharks in Georges River. I mean they don't just put those signs up for no reason," one person commented.

The shark was found about 1km down from Picnic Point
The shark was found about 1km down from Picnic Point

The popular waterskiing spot is believed to be a haven for bull sharks according to locals.

"Been Bull sharks down there forever! If you grew up in the area it was common knowledge," another person wrote.

Where the shark was caught
Where the shark was caught


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