8-Year-Old Sydney Boy Snags World-Record Shark For A Junior

photo credit: Port Hacking Game Fishing Club

New World Record For Largest Shark

Eight-year-old Jayden Millauro has become the youngest member of the Port Hacking Game Fishing Club by reeling in a world record for a junior catching the largest shark.

Posted by CoastfishTV on Sunday, October 13, 2019

88-Pound Boy VS 692-Pound Shark

Jayden and his father, Jonathan were fishing off the coast of Browns Mountain which is about 100 miles south of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia when the shark bit the bait.

According to LadBible, Jayden had been fishing with his family since he could walk, and even though he only weighed 88 pounds he was able to take on the 692-pound shark.

“I was thinking that I hope the crew can (get) the shark (on the boat) because I don’t want to lose it.” Jayden said.

Posted by CoastfishTV on Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Boy Won The Battle Against The Shark

He explained how nervous he was to reel in such a massive monster but with the help of his dad and other fishermen he was able to calm his nerves enough to pull the shark onto the boat using a 33-pound fishing line.

“The adrenalin was pumping from the moment we all spotted the shark at the boat,” his father Jonathan said. So Jayden grabs the rod, (and) we harnessed him up.”

The previous record for catching the largest shark was held for 22 years by Ian Hissey, who captured a 687-pound shark in April of 1997. However, since Jayden has reeled in this big boy he now holds the world record.