Selvey said he thought he saw two huge “barra” but discovered it was something else once he looked closer.
“That’s when I relised there was a metre shark roughing it up, trying to bite it,” Selvey told 4BC’s Neil Breen.
“The barra was quite a bit bigger than the shark and the shark couldn’t get a good bite on it.
“The shark actually just boosted away from the barra.”
9News Gold Coast weather presenter Luke Bradnam said it was the biggest barramundi he had ever seen.
“To get one over a metre long is something people will fly to Australia to do… It is the holy grail,” Bradnam said.
Bradnam said he 75-year-old father had spent his whole life trying to hook a barramundi over a metre long.
Selvey snapped a picture before throwing it back into the river.
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