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  Monster shark caught in the UK
Updated 27 November 2002, 17.26
The dead thresher shark
A massive shark has been caught off the coast of the UK.

This huge thresher shark was accidentally netted by Cornish fishermen trawling for slightly smaller snacks.

The monster weighed in at 235kg and was 4m long.

Sharks can be scary
Sharks can be scary
Sharks caught like this would usually be tagged and released but because this one was already dead the fishermen decided to take it home.

Anyone for shark steaks?

But the fish was so massive they couldn't pull it up on deck so they had to tie it to the side of the boat and tow it back to shore.

Now the lucky fisherman have sold this sharp toothed predator to a fishmongers in Oxford who have said they'll chop it up into 1,000 tasty shark steaks.

It's unusual to catch such big fish in UK waters but it's a long way off the world record. The biggest shark ever caught weighed three times the size of this beast.

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