Killer shark catch leaves jaws open

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

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.”

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