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.

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