Eight Foot Shark Caught By Fisherman Off Coast Of Sunderland

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A fisherman in Sunderland was shocked to discover an eight-foot shark on the end of his line when he reeled it in.

Mark Turnbull, a 54-year-old civil engineer who enjoys fishing in his spare time, was 18 miles away from the shore with his line in the water when he felt a heavy tug.

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He then spent over two hours pulling the huge beast to the surface.

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Turnbull said: “It was way too heavy, but you can estimate its weight from the length and girth. It was at least eight feet long so I reckon it was somewhere between 450 and 550lbs.

“I was exhausted. It was like pulling a car in. The porbeagle is the second fastest shark. It goes off like a torpedo and it put up quite a fight so it feels amazing to have reeled it in.”

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After taking photographic evidence of his catch he threw it back into the ocean. To be fair I’m not sure anyone would want to share a boat with a shark; we’ve all seen Jaws…

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