Video: This is the moment a team of amateur British anglers reeled in a 450lb shark - one of the biggest ever caught in UK waters

The six pals had hired a boat for a day's fishing off the Devon coast hoping they would catch something half the size.

They were stunned when the huge porbeagle - over 7ft long - took their line about a mile out from Ilfracombe. The six took turns to haul it in and they landed it on their boat in less than 25 minutes before returning it to the water. John Hodgkins, 31, said: “Without a doubt this is the fish of a lifetime.

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