Step 7: The wrap up
Care should always be taken when dealing with these situations. Under ideal conditions handling bat rays and sharks can be very dangerous. A rogue wave while landing a fish can drop you and put you next to the wrong end of the animal. A full-sized, mature leopard shark will (considering its situation) attempt to bite whatever is preventing it from being free. Doing all of this in miserable weather conditions increases the danger exponentially and care should be taken. Inform someone where you will be fishing and give them a time to expect you.