A FISHERMAN has captured a waterspout on the south-west side of Penrith Island.

Jack Spratt posted the photos to Facebook, and said he's only ever seen a few before.

"It's a bit like a ... mini tornado," he said. "We were about (6.5km) from the spout."

A watersprout that formed off the coast of Penrith Island.
A watersprout that formed off the coast of Penrith Island. Jack Spratt

Mr Spratt said the waterspout was sucking water from about 100m around and described it as a "vortex on the water".

He said they saw a second one on the north side of the island.


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