Mr Nowell, 41, said: “We’d only been out for a few minutes and we bought the net up to have a look. There was no squid but this massive shark – it was the biggest one I’d ever seen. It was fairly alarming.
“It was still alive but had almost drowned in the nets and as soon as it landed on deck it thrashed around like crazy. It caused around £500 worth of damage to the hydraulics, it was that heavy.
But the fish only brought 50p per kilo at auction, for a total of £255. Nowell may have a world record, but it cost him dearly. Link to news article, which includes a shark recipe. -via Fark