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This 1,780-pound tiger shark was caught off North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1964. It was nearly 14 feet long.

The fisherman who caught it was Walter Maxwell of Charlotte, North Carolina.

It was caught on 130-pound-test line, using bait that was taken out 800 yard by boat.

The great fish was finally hauled into the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier after three hours of struggle.

I have spent some time in this part of the world.

Shark fishing from piers is illegal in South Carolina.

Perhaps for good reason.

Tiger sharks provide a vital role in the ocean ecosystem, and we probably shouldn’t be so cavalier about killing them.

But I still think it would have been awesome to see this beast hauled in.

 

 

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