From this story on ABC News (Australia):
_A group of women taking part in a Northern Territory fishing challenge at the weekend had a lucky escape when a crocodile tried to push over their boat. Toni Flouse was one of the women competing in the Secret Women’s Business Fishing Challenge at Corroboree, about 90 kilometres east of Darwin. She says they were fishing in a bay of lilies when they spotted an old lure floating in the water. The group considered reaching out and retrieving it but Ms Flouse jokingly said, “No, no, Mr Crocodile might come out of the water”. Sure enough, out of nowhere, came a three-metre crocodile.
__”It was just amazing,” she said. “Not five seconds later a croc just launched itself out of the water and smashed itself against the boat. “He looked like he was aiming for [one of the women on the boat], that’s for sure.”She was sitting on the casting deck at the bow. It got a bit crazy to be honest – a little bit of swearing and panic. She actually jumped up and repositioned herself very hastily. We were beside ourselves, honestly. It was quite scary.”
Ms Flouse said the boat had “battle scars” on its side after the attack. “He hit the boat really hard,” she said. We all talked about the fact that we would absolutely reconsider standing on the casting deck to fish in future. If we had been standing we honestly believe that from the jolt against the boat that we would’ve lost balance and had fallen over.”_
Maybe seat belts are a good idea for Australian fishing boats?