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THE BIGGEST SHARKS EVER CAUGHT

People often associate sharks with terms like “sea killers” and the Steven Spielberg’s movie “Jaws.” These feared kings of the sea are probably the most famous kind of fish. They are also among the biggest and baddest. Catching one is probably every fisherman’s dream. In most major shark species, female sharks usually outweigh males, as is the case with most sharks on the following list. A whale shark is the largest living shark and the largest type of fish in general. Just last year, also in Pakistan, fishermen needed five cranes to reel a 40-foot long whale shark that was found dead.

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GIANT MAKO SHARK – 1,323 LBS.

In 2013, several fishermen caught possibly the largest Mako Shark on record, local mediareported. They caught it off the coast of Huntington Beach, and it took them more than two hours to reel it in. The shark was 11 feet long, 8 feet in girth and more than 1,323 pounds.

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ALF DEAN’S GREAT WHITE – 2,664 LBS.

Alf Dean was a famous shark hunter. At one time he held 7 world records for catching white pointers that were all over a ton. The biggest one was 2,664 pounds. He caught it off the coast around Ceduna, Australia on April 21, 1959.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SHARK

At whopping 20 feet, the massive shark was caught in 1983 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Prince Edward Island by David McKendrick, a local fisherman. The shark is the “world’s largest accurately measured great white,” according to Canadian Shark Research Center. The shark, a female, was estimated to be about 20 years old when captured. The shark was named the second most legendary sharks by the Discovery Channel.

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