Eight-foot shark caught off north Devon coast
A shark weighing 450lb (204kg) and stretching to eight feet (2.4m) in length was reeled in by a stunned fisherman less than a mile out to sea
An angler fishing for pollock was stunned when he instead hooked a 450lb shark less than a mile off from a popular beach.
Graeme Pullen was plundering a large shoal of the small white fish off the north Devon coast when the eight-foot porbeagle shark took his bait.
As his rod bent over, he shouted to friend Wayne Combe for help, telling him: “Never mind the pollocks”.
Mr Pullen then embarked on a half-hour battle to reel in the monster fish which was so heavy it sent his 17-ft fibre-glass boat spinning in circles.
The shark left a bit mark on the side of the vessel after opening its jaws right in front of Mr Pullen exposing its razor sharp teeth.