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‘LONGEST EVER’ GREAT WHITE SHARK CAUGHT IN MEXICO

Image courtesy of sancarlosmexico.com

 Here’s just one more reason for me not to venture out into open water, among the hundreds of other reasons I’ve gathered thus far.

Two men fishing in the Sea of Cortez for small fish caught something a little bigger than a tuna when they hauled up their net. In fact, they may have caught the biggest and longest great white shark on record!

The giant 2000 lbs shark being pulled onto shore.

Grind TV writes:

Two commercial fishermen in Mexico received the surprise of a lifetime Sunday when they hauled up a great white shark measuring nearly 20 feet and weighing about 2,000 pounds, according to local news reports. The rare catch of such a large white shark — at 20 feet it’d be among the longest ever recorded — was made in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez near Guaymas, by fishermen who thought they had merely scored a large haul of much smaller fish as they hoisted up their net.

“We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and then we thought what are we going to do?,” Guadalupe, one of the fishermen, said in an interview with Pisces Sportfishing, which is located in the Baja California resort city of Cabo San Lucas. The other fisherman was named Baltazar.

The shark was dead when it was brought to the surface. The fishermen, whose skiff measures 22 feet and is powered by a 75-horsepower outboard, required an hour to tow the carcass two miles to the coast. About 50 people helped drag the behemoth onto dry sand. Milenio News reported the length of the fish to be six meters, or 19.8 feet.

Read more at grindtv.com/outdoor

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