An eight-year-old boy has a shot at going down in history after reeling in a monster shark last weekend.
Jayden Millauro told Nine News he had been fishing since he was one-and-a-half and on Saturday October 5, he reeled in a shark which has beaten the 1997 world record holder by 2 kilograms.
Days after making the massive catch the youngster is relishing his 15 minutes of fame, appearing on the national news Sunday night to recount the record-breaking moment.
Jayden was with his father Jonothan Millauro, and captain Ibby Dardas on the boat ‘Undertaker’ when he managed to catch the tiger shark.
The family is still waiting for confirmation on whether Jayden now holds not only the world record, but also the Australian record and NSW record, for the shark which weighed in at 314 kilograms.
While the exact location of the catch is unknown, the three were out fishing off the coast of Browns Mountain, 160km south of Sydney.
"The adrenalin was pumping from the moment we all spotted the shark at the boat," Jayden's dad Mr Millauro told Nine News.
"So Jayden grabs the rod, we harnessed him up."
Jayden himself weighs in at around 40kgs, and according to Nine News Jayden managed to reel the shark in on 15kg fishing line.
Jayden admitted to the Daily Telegraph he was a bit nervous when the shark took the bait and once it was hooked, worried they wouldn’t be able to get the shark on to the boat.
“I don’t want to lose it. I was really excited when they got it,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
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