Boy, eight, snares whopping 314kg tiger shark after massive sea beast stalked his boat
Eight-year-old Australian boy reels in a whopping 314kg tiger shark after the massive sea beast stalked his boat – and he might have broken a world record
- Jason Millauro, 8, caught the 314kg tiger shark off the coast of south Sydney
- The boy snared the creature when it swam up the back of the 7.3 metre vessel
- The previous record was held by Ian Hissey who caught a 312kg beast in 1997
An eight-year-old boy who caught a 314kg shark may have broken a world record.
Jayden Millauro was fishing with his dad Jonathan and boat captain Ibby Dardas off the coast of south Sydney last weekend when he reeled in the beast.
The fishermen threw out a line of bait and the whopping shark followed them just like Jaws in the iconic Spielberg film.
The giant creature swam up to the back of their 7.3 metre boat, called The Undertaker, when Jayden managed to hook it.
Jayden Millauro (pictured) was fishing last weekend with his dad when he caught the 314kg beast (pictured)
Jayden told The Daily Telegraph he was ‘nervous’ as the shark was dragged on to the boat.
‘I was thinking that I hope the crew can (get) the shark (on the boat) because I don’t want to lose it. I was really excited when they got it.’
When the trio arrived back at Sylvania Marina they realised the shark was two kilograms heavier than the previous junior record held by Ian Hissey.
Hissey caught a 312kg tiger shark in April 1997 and held the International Game Fish Association’s ‘small fry’ record for 22 years.
While the boy’s father Jonathan Millauro wouldn’t reveal the exact location of the catch, he did say it was near Brown Mountains, off the continental shelf.
‘It was rainy and the seas were rough. We were berleying up and at 11.15 we spotted the shark as it came up to the back of the boat.’
When the trio weighed the shark they realised the shark was two kilograms heavier than the previous junior record (pictured: Jayden Millauro and his dad Jonathan Millauro, left)
The proud dad said the shark was lured in after they threw bait off the back of the boat.
Jayden, who has been fishing since the age of two, said the catch was a big achievement.