The biggest shark ever caught
What a fisherman does not dream to catch a big fish. Hunting for a large "beast" alone arrange in order to qualify for records, others just want to boast of their catch among familiar fishermen. But whatever the goal, not everyone can get such a trophy in the collection. The larger the fish, the harder it is to catch it, and the standard gear here is not enough. “Oak” fishing rod and fishing line, capable of withstanding maximum loads, give at least some chances that the fish will not swim past, waving their tails after them. One of the most desired trophies for many fishermen is catfish - the largest freshwater fish. Those who live near the ocean, choose a more serious prey for themselves and hunt, or accidentally catch its main predators - sharks.
Shark Weight: Unknown
In 1945, during planned fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, 6 fishermen accidentally caught the most dangerous shark species for humans - the white shark. The length of karharodona was 6.4 meters.In honor of the village where they were from, the fishermen called the trophy a “monster from Kojimar”.
Shark weight: 807 kg.
Walter Maxwell wrote his name in history as a fisherman who was lucky enough to catch one of the biggest tiger sharks. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 1964, its 807-kilogram tiger shark became its prey. No one could beat his record for 40 years.
Shark weight: 810 kg.
At the moment, the absolute current record for the largest weight ever caught a tiger shark belongs to Kevin James Clapson. Off the coast of Ulladulla, Australia, in March 2004, a fisherman caught a tiger shark weighing 810 kg.
Shark Weight: Unknown
In 1983, a great white shark caught on the net of fisherman David Mackendrick in the vicinity of Prince Edward Island. A female, 6.1 meters long, landed on the net. The shark entered the top of the largest sharks, which were measured by experts of the Center for the study of sharks of Canada.
Shark weight: 907 kg.
In 2012, after regular fishing, the Mexican fisherman returned as a local hero. His main catch, for which he went to the sea of Cortez, was the 907-pound great white shark. The length of the shark was 6 meters.
Shark weight: 1208 kg.
One of the largest sharks caught, registered by the International Association of Fish and Game Agencies, was the shark caught by Alf Dean. On the coast of the Australian Siduna in 1959, a fisherman caught a 5-meter shark weighing 1208 kg.
Shark weight: 1520 kg.
The laurels of fame shark hunters in 1992 went to Dion Gilmore. Off the coast of South Australia, he pulled a shark weighing 1520 kg out of the ocean. and 5.2 meters long.
Shark weight: 1750 kg.
With the efforts of 10 fishermen in 2012, a large white shark weighing 1,750 kg was caught in Taiwan. and a length of 6 meters. The inhabitant of the underwater depths was so heavy that the fishermen dragged him aboard the ship for an hour.
Shark weight: 2041 kg.
To catch the great white shark in 1964, among other things, Frank Mundus took five harpoons. After 5 hours of confrontation, the shark still gave up. Production weight was 2041 kg.
Shark weight: 2306 kg.
In 1970, Phillip Island caught the largest shark in history. The weight of a shark with a length of 6.2 meters was 2306 kg. Although this is considered an absolute record, many question him, because before the shark was caught, she managed to firmly support herself with a seal, the remains of which were found in her stomach.