Whale freed from nets off Kirra Beach

UPDATE: A Whale caught in nets off Kirra Beach has been freed.

Crews were called to the scene around 6:30 this morning after reports a juvenille may have found itself stuck in the nets off the point.

The incident has called for more discussions about shark nets on the Gold Coast.


Several Whales have found themselves stuck in the nets over the season.

EARLIER: A WHALE seems to be trapped in the shark nets off Kirra Beach this morning.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries have confirmed they are at the scene.

Beachgoer Cheryl called the Flan and Emily Jade breakfast show on 102.9 Hot Tomato, claiming she had seen the whale stuck in nets off just off Kirra Point.

A couple of kayakers had gone out to check on the animal and confirmed it was stuck in nets.

We’ll have more information as it comes to hand.