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Raleigh family reels in YouTube hits with shark clash video

Posted July 16, 2012
Updated July 17, 2012

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— A Raleigh family of seasoned fishermen reeled in a huge catch while on vacation last week in South Carolina, but it wasn't a fish. They caught incredible video footage of a close encounter with a bull shark.

"Everyone's got a fish tale – when someone tells you the fish is 'this big,' but he's exaggerating," said Will Moore. "There's always a fish tale. At least we got ours on camera."

The video has gotten over 8 million hits on YouTube.

Moore was in Myrtle Beach with his fiancé, Sarah Brame, and her family, when the 200-pound animal leaped toward them on the pier, snatching a fish off Brame's line.

"I saw the pole go off, so I thought, 'Let me catch a fish,'" Brame said. "I caught something a whole lot bigger than I expected."

"It's scary – that joker being three feet from you," Moore said.

Scared, but not deterred, the fishing family piled into a boat and went looking for the shark.

"Anything (you catch that's) big, just smack him and let him go," said Brame's father, Van Hughes. "Say, 'Gotcha.'"

Hughes suffered a heart attack just weeks before the family's vacation, but didn't let that keep him from the adrenaline rush of a shark chase. 

Sarah Brame and Will Moore Raleigh family reels in YouTube hits with shark clash video

They followed the animal for several minutes, but never got a clear camera shot of him.

Though the shark encounter was exciting, Moore says he has already lured in the loveliest fish in the sea – his fiancée.

"This one ain't getting away," he said. "This one is mine."

"You better keep some good bait on that hook," Brame joked.

The couple plans to incorporate a fishing theme into their wedding. 

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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 17, 1:56 p.m.

    Hans - "Don't let fear take away enjoyment of life."

    I know what you're saying, but I get plenty of enjoyment doing other things. I find much peace going to the ocean and just sitting in the surf, letting the waves wash over me.

    Guess if a shark or jellyfish had a mind to, they'd get me even in the surf though cause both can come into very shallow water.

    sigh

  • 10hummingbirds Jul 17, 12:50 p.m.

    On the news this morning and last night they said they were from Creedmoor not Raleigh. Who's confused here?

  • Hans Jul 17, 12:26 p.m.

    "
    SW - "No more salt water swimming for me. Ever."

    LOL

    Me either. I've not been in the ocean since leaving JAX FL and swimming into a jellyfish.

    Too many things out there that put humans not at the top of the food chain for me." - The Furry Godmother

    I've been swimming and fishing in the ocean all my life. Yes, I've seen plenty of sharks, but shark attacks are so incredibly rare if you consider the sheer number of people in the water vs. the number of attacks. Don't let fear take away enjoyment of life.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 17, 12:16 p.m.

    Does one get $$$ for hits on Youtube?

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 17, 12:16 p.m.

    SW - "No more salt water swimming for me. Ever."

    LOL

    Me either. I've not been in the ocean since leaving JAX FL and swimming into a jellyfish.

    Too many things out there that put humans not at the top of the food chain for me.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 17, 12:14 p.m.

    Bull sharks are very aggressive, according to Jeremy Wade, the extreme fisherman. Isn't it scary to think how many people swim in that same water these people were fishing in?

  • cyndistevenson Jul 17, 11:56 a.m.

    Congrats to WILL MOORE... he is DEFINITELY marrying UP!

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up!

  • Turn Left Jul 17, 10:53 a.m.

    Obamanation....amen to that brother.
    Dang!

  • Obamanation Jul 17, 9:49 a.m.

    Now if his wife was in the video it would have generated over 30 million hits.

  • oleguy Jul 17, 9:41 a.m.

    We caught a 7ft tiger off the outerbanks, with the kids swimming, once we got it close to shore, we got the kids out long enough to land him and take a picture,, put him back in, and we all went swimming,,,

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