PHOTO: Connecticut Man Catches 338-Pound Shark off Montauk

Troy Hirschman caught big Thresher on Friday.

Anglers off the coast of Montauk on Friday made a big catch — a Thresher shark weighing 338 pounds. Troy Hirschman brought in the shark aboard Eppe, out of Madison, Conn. The shark was weighed in at in Montauk. 

Jimbo July 08, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Positive! Plus they cannot be fished commercially, you'll never see thresher meat in a seafood store! Their tails are are considered a afredisiac(I know I spelled that wrong) by the Asian people - need some?
Karen Blakeley July 09, 2012 at 01:23 AM
What is wrong with catch and release? I believe this is a good resolution. Sharks are endangered and misunderstood. More than 100 out of 400 sharks are being commercially exploited. Yes, the Thresher is on the (?) list of endangered species. Stating this does not make me an Obama fan, just a conservationist. And what is wrong with being a "tree hugger?" Let's be more respectful of our environment and the wildlife which is being hurt by our selfish attitudes.
joe peach July 13, 2012 at 05:51 PM
There are regulations when it comes to fishing.anything under a certain length are required by law to be released.does anybody research before they post? I caught a 19.5 inch flounder and i had to release it because the min lenght is 19.75 inches.
kokoroko July 13, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Poor baby shark
DicholasGAGE July 14, 2012 at 03:01 PM
James conklin...please learn how to spell, or use spell check before you troll sites and insult conservationists while instilling your baseless political agenda. And sense you chose that path.... Obamacare= 4.6 million jobs in the healthcare industry. Planes bring down our towers and hit our capital during the last presidents 2 terms. This president brings our troops home and creates affordable healthcare. Nobama failed...just like occupy. Things arent that bad. Deal with it.


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