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Family on vacation reels in great white shark

UPI – A family on a fishing trip in Florida, United States reeled in a larger fish than they expected when they caught a great white shark.

While on a fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale last week, one of the members of the fishing party said that a big tug on his line alerted him that a larger-than-average fish had been hooked.

“All of a sudden. When it hit the one rod, it just hit it and it took off, so we knew it was something big,” Shaun Jacobson told WSVN.

He said that after 40 minutes of pulling, he and two other men in the party were able to pull in the great white.

“We were alternating turns left and right, probably, what, 20 to 30 cranks, and then the next guy was on,” Jacobson said.

The men say they had hired Good Hit Sportsfishing hoping for an exciting time. But even the shop’s captain said catching a great white is a rarity.

“I’ve been doing this for 20 years full-time as a captain,” Captain Adam Reckert told WSVN, “and that’s the second one that I’ve landed. The last one was about 15 years ago.”

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