Bull shark sightings daily around the Lavenders Bridge in Bellingen

SHARK ALERT: Taff Cooper Williams with the bull shark he found on the banks of the Bellinger River on Saturday

SHARK ALERT: Taff Cooper Williams with the bull shark he found on the banks of the Bellinger River on Saturday

Taff Cooper-Williams has been having quite a number of close encounters with bull sharks in the Bellinger River over the last few days.

The intrepid 13-year-old fisherman said with the lack of rain saltwater was coming much further upstream than usual.

"Yesterday I saw five bull sharks when I was kayaking near the Old Butter Factory," Taff said.

"There are also lots coming up at the moment, more than I have ever seen. There are also plenty of bream, bass and trevally - I mainly catch and release but I nearly caught a bullshark the other day.

"We found one dead one on the riverbank."

With school holidays about to begin, who knows what impressive footage we will see in the weeks ahead - but watch out if you are going into the water!

Even small bull sharks will give you a nasty bite!

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