Teacher Catches State Record Shark Using Her Hands After Rod Broke

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  • A S.C. teacher caught a new state record Spinner Shark
  • They were fishing near Edisto Island when their anchor got caught
  • Her rod snapped during the fight and she had to pull it in by hand
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A high school teacher from South Carolina is the proud owner of a new shark fishing record. Fishing for sharks is controversial. Everyone in the fishing community has an opinion on it. But it’s worth noting this species is abundant throughout that region.

Angler Nikki Colwell was out fishing with her dad, something they’d done countless times over the past 27 years according to The State. She told them she’s been fishing ever since she could stand.

The record-breaking Spinner Shark was caught back on April 18th. Choppy waters led them to pull the plug on the fishing trip and head back but their anchor got snagged. C’est la vie. Their best option was to wait for the tides to change. And in the meantime, they could sit there and do some…

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