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Kayak Angler Sets Unofficial World Record with Massive Shark

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Professional angler Joel Abrahamsson set the pending record with a 1,247-pound Greenland shark he caught on Sept. 1 off the coast of Norway’s Andørja Island. The current world record is a 400-pound salmon shark caught in Alaska back in 2008.

Abrahamsson was determined to break the record, but he also wanted to catch a Greenland shark for scientists to study. Greenland sharks are a rare, deep-dwelling species that are seldom caught by fishermen. A research team and TV crew accompanied Abrahamsson on his mission to document the epic catch.