18 Foot Tiger Shark Caught Off Seven Mile Beach

August 12, 2015

A gigantic six-metre tiger shark’s corpse has had its jaw stripped out to be kept as a trophy after it was hauled onto a fishing boat off the Australian coast over the weekend.

Geoff Brooks posted two images of the six metre apex predator to Facebook on Tuesday, claiming that the tiger shark was ‘caught off 7 Mile Beach’ near Lennox Head, on the northern New South Wales coast, at some stage last week…

While the Northern Star have reported that a fisherman named Matthew came forward to confirm that it was him that pulled the massive shark out of the water off the Tweed Coast ‘a while ago’, even taking the jaws as a souvenir.

‘I was the one that took that photo and I was the one that caught that fish,’ he said.

Matthew, who has not been formally identified, said he caught the shark 14 miles off Tweed Heads about three weeks ago. He told the newspaper that he had set his eyes on a smaller shark, a six-foot long hammerhead, when the huge tiger shark appeared – and ate it.via

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