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Ben Bond who caught the massive shark.
A British fisherman has told of how he caught a monster 1,500lbs shark - the biggest ever in Europe.
Ben Bond, 26, a builder from Yeovil, spent 90 minutes struggling to reel in the deadly 25ft long sixgill shark after it took his bait on a fishing trip to Ireland.
It was impossible to heave the specimen on board but experienced boat skipper Luke Aston used the recognised formula and measuring its length and girth to calculate its weight.
Mr Aston said the shark was at least 1,500lbs - 107sts - which makes it the biggest ever caught in not only the British Isles but also in Europe.