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The Largest Great White Shark Ever Caught

If you think that's a big shark, that's because it was the biggest great white shark ever caught by man:

The two-ton Apache put up a fight—at one point breaking free from his barbless hook, said expedition leader Chris Fischer. "The battle with Apache was like nothing we've ever dealt with," Fischer said.

Once on board, the researchers fitted the fish with a satellite-tracking tag, took a blood sample, and released him, watching him vigorously swim away.

"He was all scarred up and had big marks all over him—you could tell he was just a bad-ass shark," Fischer said. "It was so impressive and so humbling to be near him."



Even in the comments of that link the concensus seems that the biggest GWS caught was 21 feet.

2:33 AM on May 7, 2011
Vic Hislop became world famous in 1985 when he caught the biggest shark recorded, a twenty-one foot, eight inch long Great White weighing over five thousand pounds
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