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20 Foot Great Hammerhead Caught In Australia (Cool pic!)

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You'll never guess what I caught today: The giant hammerhead shark hauled from the deep















A group of fishermen were delighted when they caught a shark in the warm waters off Australia's east coast.







So imagine their surprise when there was a bigger tug and they realised their catch was being swallowed by an even bigger fish.







This giant, weighing one and a quarter tonnes and measuring 20ft long, was caught off the north coast of New South Wales and is thought to be at least 40 years old.







What a bruiser! I think the photog played a game with the focal length to make that mouth look so gigantic, but it's still one hell of a fish.





post #2 of 25
Tell me that is real. Please. That thing would swallow you whole.
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Originally Posted by Mokes View Post
Tell me that is real. Please. That thing would swallow you whole.


It has to be real, it's on the internet!
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Originally Posted by The Hairy Beast View Post
It has to be real, it's on the internet!


Oh yeah. I forgot. AWESOME!!!!
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Originally Posted by Mokes View Post
Tell me that is real. Please. That thing would swallow you whole.

the head, the tail. the whole damn thing!
post #6 of 25
Why would you park a 20 foot hammerhead in the garage? .
post #7 of 25
That would exceed Bucky Dennis' world record by over 5' if true. What ya holding onto with your right hand?
post #8 of 25
Sick catch, I wonder what it ate.
post #9 of 25
The article I just read said it was 5 meters which is slightly over 16'. Still bigger then Bucky's but not 20'.
post #10 of 25
Seems that different articles give different lengths. Still wonder what that is that Mr. Hislop has his hand on.
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Originally Posted by speckhunter80 View Post
The article I just read said it was 5 meters which is slightly over 16'. Still bigger then Bucky's but not 20'.


Yes, articles say both 5M and 20 foot, I went with the bigger number because of the pic. It's probably a 16 footer.
post #12 of 25
amazing, that could eat a man whole
post #13 of 25
Is the guy in the pic a midget?
post #14 of 25
I never will understand the mentality of wanting to kill a big shark like that.
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I never will understand the mentality of wanting to kill a big shark like that.


Certainly nobody on this fishing forum gets excited over catching and keeping a really, really big fish.
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