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A giant thresher shark – at the time the biggest ever caught - was auctioned in 2007 after being netted off the coast of Cornwall, according to the media. The shark, estimated at 32 feet from nose to fin, was caught by Roger Nowell off Lands End. Until then, the biggest previous thresher shark caught is believed to have weighed 953 lbs.