Huge 300lbs shark battles solo fisherman as he reels in monster sea beast

This is a nail-biting moment a fisherman battles a monster shark for an hour just off the south coast of England.

Angler Ray Breton was fishing by himself when he came across the huge apex predator after it took his mackerel bait just off the Isle of Wight.

In the video, the 53-year-old is seen desperately reeling in the shark and at one point, his fishing rod snaps in two.

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He gabs onto the fishing wire while pulling the sea monster closer to his boat.

"Look at that guys," he says as he adjusts the camera angle.

The huge porbeagle shark breaches the water and thrashes around the port as Ray attempts to lift the shark up.

According to Ray, the catch was so big that it took him an hour to grab the shark alongside his 16ft long fishing boat.

It is believed that the porbeagle shark weighed over 300lbs.

Meanwhile on Sunday (August 28), a decapitated shark washed up on North Shore in Blackpool, sending locals wild as they tried to identify the beast that beheaded the apex predator.

Pictures of the shark head were widely shared on social media as one theorised: "It's a dog fish, not a shark."

Another suggested that it could be a "pike".

Last Wednesday, a popular beach in Kent was closed after the fin of a "large shark" was spotted lurking in the shallows.

The basking shark is the largest shark in the ocean and can be found in UK waters.

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Known as a gentle giant, they are considered harmless to humans however local authorities have said given the size of the beast they didn't want to take any chances.

According to the experts at British Sea Fishing, the most common breeds are blue sharks, porbeagle and basking sharks.

They said: "Blue shark attacks on humans are extremely rare but have been recorded. In total, on a world-wide basis, there are four confirmed cases of fatal blue shark attacks on humans with twenty-five confirmed non-fatal attacks."

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