WATCH: 13-year-old boy catches 200-pound shark at LBI
LONG BEACH ISLAND — It was THIS BIG.
A 13-year-old boy fishing in Long Beach Island — to his and his family's surprise — reeled in a 200-pound shark, according to a report by 6 ABC. It says father Joe Mandile initially thought the catch was a stingray, but son Gianni knew he'd gotten something bigger.
"He saw it first," the elder Mandile told the station. "As the wave curled, he saw the silhouette of the shark in the wave and he said, 'Dad it's big, it's a big shark!'"
His father managed to pull the shark up on the beach, as seen in video of the catch. The family ultimately released the shark back into the ocean.
"All my friends, I've caught bigger fish than them, so it's kind of good," Gianni, who has been fishing since he was 3, told 6 ABC.
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