Killer shark catch leaves jaws open
A FISHERMAN got the shock of his life after accidentally catching a rare 320lbs shark – just 100 yards off the British coast.
Boat skipper Chris Glaves netted a massive 15ft thresher shark – that can decapitate a human with just one swish of its tail.
Chris and his crew were fishing for seabass when the shark was caught in their nets just north of Padstow, Cornwall.
The shark – a relative of the Great White – was lurking thousands of miles from its usual home in the seas around Asia and North America.
Luckily for the crew of the Good Intent boat the thresher was dead when it was brought onboard. But it drew a huge crowd when it was brought into Newquay Harbour and then again when it was sold at Plymouth Fish Market.
Chris said: “It got wrapped up in the net which was too tight for it.”