- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A group of fishermen think they have broken the world record with a recent catch off the coast of Huntington Beach in California — an 11-foot long mako shark, just 15 miles from the beach.

“It’s unreal,” said Jason Johnson, one of the fisherman, in a KTLA report. “This this is definitely a killing machine.

The fight to reel in the shark spanned more than two hours, the fishermen said, in the report. It also took more than a quarter mile of line, Mr. Johnson said.

“Any wrong step and I could have went out of the boat and to the bottom of the ocean,” he added, in KTLA.

It weighs 1,300 pounds and has been transported for official weighing — by a weigh master, KTLA reported — in Gardena. The body is going to be donated to a research group for study, the fishermen said, in KTLA.