The men spent four days at Carnarvon Beach in Western Australia reeling in 10 massive sharks and gleefully documenting their catches on social media.
"We landed 10 and lost a fair few but we saw a lot more swimming in the water that we didn't catch," Butterworth told Daily Mail Australia. "There is no shortage of sharks up there."
Only a shortage, it seems, of empathy.
"Sport fishing for sharks or any other other fish is regarded as a God-given right in most quarters, I suppose," George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File, tells The Dodo. "Sharks being what they are appeals to the testosterone-laden segment of the fishing community obviously a lot."