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.READ MORE: Levittown Woman Assumed Dead By Nassau County Is Very Much Alive And Stuck In Bureaucratic Mess Over Tax Assessment
It took them three hours to reel in the 510-pound fish.READ MORE: Recent Studies Show COVID-19 Could Possibly Trigger Diabetes
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.MORE NEWS: Critics Not Happy With NYC Public Schools' Decision To Go With Italian-Heritage/Indigenous Peoples' Day On Holiday Calendar
A 683-pound shark was caught in 2009.