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1,225-Pound Shark caught by a Kayak Angler

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On October 31st, 2014, the feature video of Joel Abrahamsson’s record breaking catch was publish on YouTube. In the feature film, Abrahamsson sets the new kayak fishing world record by catching a 1,225 pound Greenland shark measuring 13’1” in length. The fish was estimated to be over 200 years old.

Paddling out into depths of over one thousand six hundred feet Joel dropped an eight pound coalfish as bait for the huge shark. Joel missed a couple of bites before hooking his monster catch on a PENN International 50 VSX on a custom rod using Berkley Whiplash Pro line fishing from a Jackson "Big Rig". The battle lasted more then ninety minutes, with Abrahamsson strapped to the kayak pumping for all he was worth.

Finally the record breaking fish was brought up to the surface where a support boat was able to take measurements to estimate the sharks weight at one thousand two hundred and twenty five pounds. Be sure to check out the Feature video below by Freewater Pictures.

 

 

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About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.