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Amesbury Teen Catches Massive Shark

By Bill Shields, WBZ-TV
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Ethan's fish weighed in at 458 pounds.
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BOSTON (CBS) – Imagine that you’ve got your line in the water, and hoping to land a nice big cod for the dinner table. Suddenly, the line becomes tight, your rod jerks violently, and you discover that it’s no cod, it’s a 12-foot blue shark.

That’s what happened to 15-year-old Ethan Lynch of Amesbury, and the blue shark he landed may be the biggest ever caught in state waters.

“It was amazing,” says Lynch. ” After about a half hour of fighting the fish, I got it near the boat, and ZING! it starts reeling off another 100 feet of line!”

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

Ethan Lynch and his little brother Noah are enrolled in a summer camp called “Coastal Discoveries”. The program takes kids onto the water, and teaches them fishing and a love of the ocean.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mike Macklin reports

Lee Yeomans, one of the program’s founders, said today, “That’s the biggest fish we’ve ever landed and the kids learned a lot too.”

Ethan’s fish weighed in at 458 pounds. Four pounds more than the state record.

“I was very surprised,” he said, “that was a BIG fish.”

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