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(CNN) - An eight-year-old boy struggled with a 314 kilogram tiger shark on a fishing trip with his father in Australia, possibly setting a new world record.
Jonathan Millauro and his son Jayden met the shark last week in waters about 160 kilometers south of Sydney, off the coast of New South Wales, according to Nine News, a CNN affiliate.
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"The adrenaline was pumping from the moment we saw the shark from the boat," Millauro told Nine News.
Jayden, who only weighs about 40 kilograms, managed to catch the shark with a 15-kilogram fishing line, while one of the other men on board clung to his harness.
"I was trying to restrain myself by pushing myself against the wall of the boat," Jayden told Nine News.
Jayden, the youngest member of the local sport fishing club in Port Hacking, learned to fish for the first time at 18 months, according to Nine News, and the shark was his biggest catch by far. But they didn't realize how big it was until they returned to the shore and weighed it.
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The record for the juvenile and fry category of the International Sport Fishing Association is a 312 kilogram tiger shark and was captured by Ian Hissey in 1997. Jayden now needs to officially verify his catch to establish a new brand.
Tiger sharks, among the largest sharks in the ocean, weighing up to 680 kilograms, are not a protected species in Australia.