MA Family Lands Huge Porbeagle Shark

A porbeagle hooked on a longline; this shark is valued by both commercial and recreational fishers. Wiki Media Photo.
A porbeagle hooked on a longline; this shark is valued by both commercial and recreational fishers. Wiki Media Photo.

A Massachusetts man and his two young kids embarked on a tuna-fishing trip off Cape Cod on Sunday, September 20, 2015, but ended up reeling in a 483-pound porbeagle shark, which fell just seven pounds shy of the state record, according to an article on GrindTV.com.

The shark fought for an hour before Mike Evensen and his son and daughter reeled it close enough to be harpooned and brought aboard.

Read about a family catching a giant porbeagle shark off Cape Cod.