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‘They caught JAWS!’: Massive 394kg shark caught off coast of Sydney

This enormous shark is sure to make jaws drop.

A tiger shark weighing a whopping 394.5kg has been caught off the coast of Sydney, by Captain Paul Barning and the crew of the Dark Horse.

The fishermen spent just over 45 minutes reeling in the deadly shark — before hauling it onto the back of their boat and taking it to shore for a weigh in at Port Hacking in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.

a group of people standing next to a body of water: Fishermen weigh the giant shark at Port Hacking. Tiger sharks are known to move down the east coast during the warmer months (above - two other big catches)© Provided by Daily Mail Fishermen weigh the giant shark at Port Hacking. Tiger sharks are known to move down the east coast during the warmer months (above – two other big catches)

Game fishers in New South Wales are having one of their best seasons in 30 years, but many are wary about showing off their big catches online due to growing criticism about the sport.

The anglers are within their rights to take the fish, but it is looked upon as being a bad sport,’ Luke Palmer, owner of a bait and tackle shop, told the ABC last year.

Tiger sharks were not endangered but the International Union for Conservation of Nature had listed them as ‘near-threatened’.

A recreational fisher in NSW is only allowed to have one tiger shark in their daily catch.

map: There were eight fatal shark attacks in 2020, with  Charles Cernobori killed by a 4m suspected tiger shark while body boarding at Cable Beach in Western Australia

© Provided by Daily Mail There were eight fatal shark attacks in 2020, with  Charles Cernobori killed by a 4m suspected tiger shark while body boarding at Cable Beach in Western Australia

Tiger sharks are common waters throughout Australia. The beasts can grow 7.62 metres and weigh in at more than than 800kgs.

They are second only to great whites in attacking people. with the most recent deadly encounter taking place in November, when Charles Cernobori, 59, was killed while bodyboarding at Cable Beach in Western Australia.

The tropical to sub-tropical species of shark is known to move down the east coast during the warmer months — following food with the current.

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

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