NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Three Staten Island fishermen have quite the big fish story to tell after snagging the catch of their lives.
Off the coast of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, they hooked a massive Thresher shark measuring 94 inches long.
It took them three hours to reel in the 510-pound fish.
The men, who are members of the Staten Island Fishing Club, had to take turns harnessing themselves to the fishing rod.
The nearly eight-foot long catch, while impressive, actually falls short of the New Jersey state record for Threshers.
A 683-pound shark was caught in 2009.