In 1986 Frank Mundus and Donnie Braddick caught a 3,427-pound great white about 28 miles off Montauk, and only 18 miles from Block Island, which still holds the record for the largest shark ever caught by rod and reel. The capture of the shark was controversial at the time with some saying he had killed the whale on which the shark was feeding when caught and that the shark was harpooned rather than caught by rod and reel (either of which would have negated the record). The International Game Fishing Association ruled that the catch was legitimate based on photographs.
Throwback Thursday: 3,427-Pound Great White!
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