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'Britain's Biggest' Blue Shark Caught Off Penzance

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8:29am 12th October 2012
(Updated 8:29am 12th October 2012)

A Cornish builder reckons he has caught Britain's biggest blue shark.

Bob Pollard, from St Neot, needed two others to help him reel in the 248lb beast off Penzance.

It took him half an hour to battle it, with the help of two others:

"It wasn't long before we had a little noise on the reel and thought we'd better get ready for it. It screamed off and took an awful lot of line and the battle commenced"

They eventually brought it on board for photos before releasing it back into the water.

"It was quite a thing to pick up actually, because it was obviously alive and kicking and to be honest the photo doesn't do it its full justice. As Trevor Cousins, one of the guys on the boat, said what a fish and what a day it was even to be a part of it.

"It doesn't really matter if it was a record or not. It was just great to be able to land something like that.

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8:29am 12th October 2012

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