926-POUND SHARK CAUGHT OFF N.J.

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

N.J.» A fish­ing crew in BRIELLE,

New Jer­sey has reeled in a 926pound Mako shark, and en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cials say it’s the big­gest shark catch in the state’s his­tory.

The boat’s crew was fish­ing about 100 miles off the state coast in an area known as Hud­son Canyon on Satur­day.

Kevin Ger­rity, cap­tain of the boat, says said it took more than two hours to pull the Mako shark aboard.

The New Jer­sey Divi­sion Fish and Wildlife says the pre­vi­ous record weight for a shark caught was an 880-pound tiger shark caught off Cape May in 1988.

The Hud­son Canyon is pop­u­lated by a num­ber of large fish, and has pro­duced mul­ti­ple record set­ting fish catches.

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