PAPEETE:- Two fisherman managed to fight off a shark with their bare hands after it attacked them while they were fishing around an atoll in French Polynesia, one of them told AFP. Hoatua Iotua said he and his cousin Teva Tokoragi were fishing with a harpoon gun when a grey reef shark about two metres (six feet) long tried to snap up a fish that he had speared. Tokoragi then tried to chase the shark away, piercing it in the fin with a spear. Iotua said they had tried to remove the spear believing the shark was dazed enough not to resist but the animal went for Tokoragi and grabbed him by the arm.–AFP