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Catch of the Day: Great White Hooked from Beach

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When 25-year-old Matt Pieciak was fishing with friends from Nauset Beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on August 8, he never expected to land such a behemoth on his line. But when his rod started to bend, it became obvious that he had hooked something bigger than just a fish.

Pieciak quickly handed his drink to a friend and ran over to the rod, where he saw the shark thrash at the surface. He then tried to battle the beast for a few minutes before the line snapped and the shark got away.

While Pieciak may not have landed the shark, his cousin did capture the encounter on video. You can see the action here.

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