Hilly Awad and his daughter Amira Awad were out on their usual weekly fishing trip.

Hilly Awad and his daughter Amira Awad with the baby whale they had rescued.

Hilly Awad and his daughter Amira Awad with the baby whale they had rescued.

Little did that anticipate that morning as they rode out 10km into the sea that they would end up saving a whale.

Hilly Awad a Sydney father who resides in Punchbowl loves to fish and his young daughter shares his passion.

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“Amira is in her element when she’s fishing,” Hilly proudly say of his daughter, they go out fishing together one to two times a week.

The eventful day began while they were out at sea. As they were fishing their aerial broke and Amira then caught sight of a fin in the water.

Father and daughter then heard the distressed sound of an animal, which Amira initially thought was a dolphin coming from the side of the boat.

Peering over they saw a whale caught up in a net, tangled and in distress.

Then began the tricky rescue mission. Miles out to sea Hilly knew he couldn’t wait for help to come hence he undertook the rescue by himself.

Amira filmed her father cut the net that was digging deeply into the flesh of the whale. The whale swam away from the net unharmed and now free.