A marine might have done something that nobody else has done before.
Marine and shark fisherman, Jeff Fangman caught a great white from the beach. Yes — a great white shark! It took him about 25 minutes and he did it while fishing off Camp Pendleton beach in San Diego.
The video, taken by Fangman’s wife, was shot back in October when the catch happened — but now, the video and story have made their way onto national news programs.
“I like it. His name is Fangman — like Fangman vs. the shark there. I’ll go with the Fangman on that one. Well done sir!”
Fishing for sharks is nothing special for Fangman – he’s been doing it for years. But he told San Diego’s KGTV he’s never caught a great white before.
“The line actually started just rolling off the reel. Lo and behold it ended up being a great white. Seeing it in the water was just almost mind-blowing. It’s taken several weeks for it to sink in.”
And that’s what makes his catch so special — seemingly, nobody’s ever caught a great white from a beach in the U.S. If they have — it’s never been recorded.
People catch other sharks all the time off beaches. Some of the usual culprits are bull sharks, tiger sharks, lemon, sandbar and even the occasional hammerhead! (Via YouTube / Andrew Benak)
Fangman didn’t really catch Jaws though. The great white he caught was a small female. Fangman wasn’t able to keep his big catch because Great Whites are illegal for fisherman to target and must be released.
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