We see in the photograph above 21 "8" great white shark caught Vic Hislop in 1985. This would be a World's Great white shark ever caught.
For several decades many ichthyological works, as well as the Guinness Book of World Records, listed three great whites as the largest individuals caught: 11 meters (36 feet) in white captured in South Australian waters near Port Fairy in 1870, 11.3 meters (37.6 ft) shark trapped in a herring wier in New Brunswick, Canada in 1930 and the record breaking 41.2 ft monster caught on the west coast of the Azores by Portuguese fishing trawler.
Although it was generally accepted maximum size, reports of 7.5 to 10 m (25 to 33.3 ft) great whites were common and often deemed credible.
|Biggest Great White Shark Caught,North Atlantic coast in 1983.Source- http://www.jawshark.com/|
The question of maximum weight is complicated by an unresolved question: when weighing a great white, does one account for the weight of the shark's recent meals? With a single bite, a great white can take in up to 14 kilograms (30 lb) of flesh, and can gorge on several hundred kilograms or pounds of food.
#3 - In 1945, a 21.3ft (6.49m) shark was caught in Cuban waters and this shark length has been ratified by Ellis and McCosker.