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A 37-year record has bitten the dust after a massive 1,033-pound hammerhead shark was caught this weekend in the waters off Texas City during a fishing tournament.


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Tim McClellen, of Texas City, was the skilled angler who reeled in the shark, breaking the long-standing record, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The feat happened during the 55th Annual Texas City Jaycees Tackle Time Fishing Tournament on Sunday.

A photo of McClellen standing by his impressive catch was shared on Facebook by the tournament’s organizers, in which the shark is over twice as long as he is tall.

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This is one heckuva shark, and it’s not even officially Shark Week yet.

Texas City angler reels in massive, record-breaking shark Facebook
Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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