Catching a Shark, what a thrill

@ramapo17 (24114)
Melbourne, Florida
December 2, 2015 1:15pm CST
My 18 year old grandson was fishing this past summer in Martha's Vineyard at his other grandparents house. He has been going there with them since he was 2 years old and through the years has won many fishing competitions for his age group. This past summer he was so shocked, as were all the people around him, when he pulled in a 4 foot shark. He took pictures of it and then decided not to have it mounted but threw it back in the water. This past year was a very active season for shark activity down the entire coast of eastern USA. There were times when people were alerted not to go in the ocean because of so many sharks that were seen close to the shore.
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@MALUSE (40344)
• Germany
2 Dec 15
Who knows if the shark will survive with the wound from the hook. I don't understand how fishing can be seen as a sport. I can only understand it if you want to eat the fish.
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• United Kingdom
2 Dec 15
It should do fish are very good at recovering from hook wounds but I do agree with you I can't see the appeal of fishing for sport x
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Dec 15
I agree with you 100%. He didn't aim for a shark, he was trying to get fish as they eat them a lot but was surprised when the shark was on the other end @MALUSE.
@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Dec 15
@shellyjaneo I heard that also, that a fish can get caught many times but the wound closes up if they are thrown back in the water right away. I always felt bad for the fish and could never fish even though my family would do it all around me.
@zebra2222 (5161)
• United States
3 Dec 15
You don't ever want to mess around with a shark.
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
3 Dec 15
I don't even like fishing. We had a lot of shark scares here in Florida this year.
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@shellyjaneo (1091)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 15
I'm glad it got thew back in I think that's the best thing to do x
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@ramapo17 (24114)
• Melbourne, Florida
3 Dec 15
I agree 100%.
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