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Man Hooks A Great White Shark While Fishing On The Beach

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Man Hooks A Great White Shark While Fishing On The Beach

A man has managed to snag what he believes was a great white shark while fishing on an American beach.

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Chilling out at Nauset Beach in Massachusetts, Matt Pieciak and his pals were lapping up the sunshine as the US slowly fades out of summer.

They had drinks in hand, were about to play some corn hole and had a fishing line casually drifting through the shallow water.

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Just when everything was beautifully calm and chilled, Matt noticed something happening to the fishing rod.

He told NBC Boston: "We started having some beers and I think we were playing corn hole and I saw the rod start to bend over my cousin's shoulder.

"That's when I ran by him and just kind of shoved my drink in his chest and said, 'Hey, hold this.'"

A video captured by Matt's cousin Maggie Ciarcia shows the bloke try for a few seconds to reel in the ocean beast, however the apex predator appeared to be too powerful.

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Maggie added: "My uncle and cousin decided to put a couple fishing rods in the water and left them in the sand while we were playing corn hole. All of a sudden one started rattling and we thought he got a fish so I started filming."

Credit: Maggie Ciarcia via Storyful
Credit: Maggie Ciarcia via Storyful

The shark managed to rip off whatever bait they had sitting on the hook and tore off through the sea for its next meal.

Matt admits he didn't think it would be likely to reel in such a ferocious animal.

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"The shark I don't even think would have felt the line, to be completely honest. I didn't stand a chance against that, no way. Those things are the size of boats," he said.

Anyone who is afraid of sharks would probably be shocked to see one coming so close to the shoreline where it could nab any unsuspecting swimmer.

However, apparently great white sightings are pretty common at Nauset Beach in Orleans. That's a terrifying thought.

While you'd think catching a great white shark on a fishing line would be a one-off, think again. This is the second time Matt Pieciak has hooked one of the most terrifying beasts on the planet, with the first being on a fishing boat with his family.

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He told NBC Boston this latest incident hasn't made him afraid of the ocean and potentially swimming with a shark. Well, that makes one of us.

Featured Image Credit: Maggie Ciarcia via Storyful

Topics: Sharks, News

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