8-year-old Aussie boy hooks 314 kg monster shark near Sydney

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-14 13:45:55|Editor: Xiang Bo
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SYDNEY, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Fishermen are often known to tell tall tales, but for eight-year-old Aussie Jayden Milauro, there's no need to exaggerate after reeling in a 314kg tiger shark.

Speaking with local media on Sunday, the youngest member of the Port Hacking Game Fishing Club said the monster creature was caught with a 15-pound line.

"I was trying to hold myself by pushing off the wall in the boat," he told Nine News on Sunday evening.

The catch is yet to be officially recognized as a junior world record, with the current top spot set in 1997 standing at 312 kg.

Barley fitting onto the crews' 7.2-meter boat, the shark was eventually able to be lifted on board after about three hours and taken to the Sylvania Marina where it was weighed.

"We were near a popular spot called Browns Mountain off the continental shelf off Sydney. That's all I'll say because a true fisherman never gives away his spots," Jayden's father told Newscorp,

"We were berleying up and at 11.15 a.m. (local time) we spotted the shark as it came up to the back of the boat."

"We threw a couple of baits and threw a line in and the shark grabbed it."

Fishing with his father since he was just two years old, Jayden said his new goal is to break the world record for the largest Mako shark.