Marine catches and releases great white shark in California

"Seeing it in the water was just, it was almost mind blowing," fisherman says.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- While he was fishing off the coast of Camp Pendleton in Southern California back in October, Marine Jeff Fangman hauled in the catch of the day -- a great white shark.

He was fishing with his daughter and wife, who was lucky enough to get his catch on camera.

"The line just started rolling off the reel," Fangman said. "Lo and behold it ended up being a great white."

Fangman is an experienced fisherman but this is the first great white he’s ever reeled in.

"Seeing it in the water was just, it was almost mind blowing," he said. "It's taken several weeks to get the whole ordeal to sink in."

It’s against the law for fisherman to haul in great whites, so Fangman had to drag the shark back into the water.


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