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This gargantuous shark was caught in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on June 14, 1964. Local angler, Walter Maxwell, had fought the 780 pounds, 13 feet, 10.5 inches long shark for hours. It broke the then International Game Fish Association World Record by 300 pounds. The story of how Maxwell caught it is also interesting. Just as the giant sea creature reached the pier, the line broke. So many people were watching, so he said he would stay on the pier night and day, if necessary, to get another chance at catching it.