Some Hippie Caught a 1247lb Shark Fishing in Greenland…from a Kayak

This man who goes by the name of Joel Kayakangler is in Greenland filming his kayak fishing adventures, and just caught a 1247LB SHARK from his measly kayak.

Does this look like the kind of set up you’d typically go shark fishing on? Where the hell do you even string out the chum bucket?!

The answer to my previous question is heeeeelllllllllllll no. Though if he was able to bring in a shark that massive from a kayak, I’m left to assume that the Greenland Shark is like reeling in a big tub of blubber.

According to Wikipedia, they get pretty damn massive:

This is one of the largest living species of shark, of dimensions comparable to those of the great white shark. Greenland sharks grow to 6.4 m (21 ft) and 1,000 kg (2,200 lb), and possibly up to 7.3 m (24 ft) and more than 1,400 kg (3,100 lb). However, most Greenland sharks observed have been around 2.44–4.8 m (8.0–15.7 ft) long and weigh up to 400 kg (880 lb).

That said, given the near freezing waters, the shark can’t possibly ever be moving fast, and thus is a lumbering mass of flesh and bones. But let’s look at more pictures first, shall we?

aaaaaaand the aftermath:

Whodathunk that after reeling in a grander that your arms wouldn’t be up for the task of paddling your ass back to shore?

And while it’s a bummer that we didn’t get any close up photos of the shark, supposedly he’s working on a video/film of all the footage taken that will be released at a later date.

In the mean time, here’s some footage of his shark fishing extravaganza taken by the local media:


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SOURCE: WideOpenSpaces