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Huge great white shark surprises stunned New Jersey fishermen


Added 06-20-19 06:11:02am EST - “A party of fishermen about 30 miles southeast of the Manasquan Inlet got a shocking visitor: a huge great white shark.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Huge great white shark surprises stunned New Jersey fishermen”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NEPTUNE, N.J. – A party of sport fishermen had a rare brush with a huge great white shark Monday off the coast of New Jersey.  

In an encounter that was very similar to a scene from the 1975 blockbuster "Jaws," the shark came right up to the stern of the boat and grabbed a bag of ground up fish bait called chum.  

"We've fished for sharks a lot and never seen anything like that. We were amazed by how big it was," said captain Jeff Crilly, owner of Big Nutz Required II, a 31-foot Bertram sport boat.

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Crilly, 31, estimates the shark's length was more than half the size of the boat, or 16 to 18 feet. 

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