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.