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The 1,566 kg heavy shark caught by Donald Braddock and Capt. Frank Mundus in August 1986 also moved about in the five meter class. Nevertheless, the bait used was whale meat; the IGFA therefore did not recognize the record. Even Clive Green from Albany in Western Australia went out empty handed. His shark, caught in 1976 also using the whale meat trick, weighed in at 1,537 kg. Such being the case, the valid world record remains a shark that was defeated in 1959 by Alfred Dean from Ceduna (South Australia); it weighed in at 1,208 kg and was 5.13 meters long. Howev-er, Taiwanese commercial fishermen caught a shark in 1997 at Seven Star Lake, a bay in the Hualien province, which was said to be 6.7 meters long and 2,500 kg heavy. Its dentition seems to confirm this information. A female is regarded as one of the largest scientifically established sharks with a length of 6.1 meters. It was caught in August 1983 off Prince Edward Island in Canada where it was hunting for large tuna. Courtesy IGFA Great White Shark


Sharks - Free Sample
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