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Walter Maxwell World Record Tiger Shark in South Carolina

The Post and Courier
Thursday, August 21, 2008

Almost a decade before “Jaws” hit the big screen, shark fishing from piers was an accepted and popular practice in South Carolina. But that changed after Walter Maxwell landed a 1,780-pound tiger shark from the end of Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in North Myrtle Beach on June 14, 1964. Maxwell’s catch shattered the world record by more than 350 pounds and still stands today in what has been called “Big Game Fishing’s Greatest Catch.” Maxwell’s catch also became the catalyst for banning shark fishing from piers and populated bathing areas.

Here is the link to the rest of the story at web.charleston.net: http://web.charleston.net/news/2008/aug/21/one_didnt_get_away51527/

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