A man has been hospitalised with arm and hand injuries after a shark attack near Taree on Sunday.
A Manning Great Lakes Police and NSW Ambulance Service were called to a shark attack at Salt Water beach.
A police statement said: "About 2.40pm a Cundletown man was surfing at Salt Water beach about 60 metres from shore when a shark has taken hold on his left arm.
"The man fought off the shark before coming back to shore.
"The man has been treated for a large wound to his left arm and right hand. He has been conveyed by ambulance to Manning Rural Hospital with non life threathening injuries.
"The sea was dirty from recent rain and approximately two metre swells."
Nearly seven months ago a surfer has been hospitalised after being grabbed by a shark at nearby Wallabi Point.
Ryan Hunt, a 20-year-old from Old Bar, was surfing small waves at the beach about 6pm when the shark attacked late October 2014.