Massive great white shark attacks boat in Auckland

An Auckland fisherman attracted a bigger catch than expected on the weekend, after a shark attacked his boat.

In a video posted to Facebook, Sean McCormack on board of the boat can be heard saying he was "f**king freaking out" as a great white appeared in the water off the Hibiscus Coast.

The shark hits the boat with its head and circles them, with the fishermen saying the burley sack hanging off the boat full of bait might be the reason the shark appeared.

"Jesus it's massive," the fisherman says. 

"It's about as long as my boat, about 10 to 12 foot long". 

The shark soon disappears as the sack is pulled out of the water. 

The video has attracted over 25,000 views on Facebook. 

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