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Angler’s 1,325.5-pound Mako Catch May Set Record

posted: 6/5/2013
-- Photo courtesy of New Fishall Bait Co,
HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Angler Jason Johnston caught what he believes may be an International Game Fish Association world record shortfin mako shark: an 11-foot-long, 1,325.5-pounder, taken aboard a Breakaway Charters sportfishing boat out of Huntington Harbour June 3.            

A video crew from the Outdoor Channel reality show “Jim Shockey’s The Professionals” was aboard, and they filmed the catch for an upcoming episode.            

The shark was weighed in at New Fishall Bait Co., a state-certified weighmaster in Gardena.

The current world record catch is a 1,221-pound mako caught in 2001, off Massachusetts.

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