“I had to fend the large one pictured off with a pole several times, as it was getting quite agitated,” Gayford said.
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New Zealand's "first bloke" Clarke Gayford revealed Thursday how he fought off an angry shark with a pole while diving off Auckland.However, instead of launching a Flipper-style rescue to chase off the shark, Gayford said the dolphin was content to watch the underwater drama unfold from a distance.Gayford, who hosts a TV fishing show, said he was helping a camera operator shoot footage for the educational show Young Ocean Explorers when the incident occurred.It is not Gayford's only recent encounter with a shark.
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