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Sydney boy, 8, reels in 314kg shark in world record breaking catch

Sydney boy, 8, reels in 314kg shark in world record breaking catch
An eight-year-old Sydney boy has reeled in an enormous shark weighing eight times his own body weight in what is believed to be a world record breaking catch.
The youngest member of the Port Hacking Game Fishing Club, Jayden Millauro has been learning to fish almost since he could walk.
He was out fishing at a secret location off the coast of Browns Mountain, 160km south of Sydney, when he managed to hook the 314kg tiger shark.
Jayden Millauro, 8, with his impressive haul. (Port Hacking Game Fishing Club/Facebook)
Jayden, dad Jonothan and skipper Ibby Dardas celebrate the catch. (Port Hacking Game Fishing Club/ Facebook)
"The adrenalin was pumping from the moment we all spotted the shark at the boat," Jayden's dad Jonothan told 9NEWS.
"So Jayden grabs the rod, we harnessed him up."
Despite weighing only 40kg himself, Jayden managed to pull the beast onto the boat using a 15kg fishing line.
"I was trying to hold myself, by pushing off the wall in the boat," Jayden said.
The current world record is held by Ian Hissey, who caught a 312kg tiger shark in April 1997 and has held the International Game Fish Association's 'small fry' record for 22 years.
The crew didn't realise they'd broken the world record until they returned to shore and had the shark weighed. (Port Hacking Game Fishing Club/ Facebook)
Jayden's catch has yet to be officially approved as a new world record.