When Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford caught a 40kg fish on Thursday, he didn’t think his day could get any more eventful.
That was before a whale shark showed up.
Gayford tweeted on Thursday night that he was “accidently rolled and pinned against a boat” by the shark, which he described as “overly amorous”.
The 39-year-old is in Rarotonga with Ardern, where the prime minister is on the final leg of her Pacific tour.
Gayford, who hosts TV programme Fish of the Day, is no stranger to danger in the water. He recently opened up about a near-fatal incident in Niue, where friends hauled him out of the water after he blacked out.
On any other day landing a 40kg Yellowfin Tuna would be the days peak. But getting accidently rolled and pinned against a boat today by an overly amorous Whale Shark mic-drops that. pic.twitter.com/XaJUa84Egr
— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) March 8, 2018