An angler wrestled with a 324-pound porbeagle shark off the coast of Milford Haven in Wales this week, bringing the “beast” briefly aboard a charter boat before tossing it back into the water.

Matthew Burrett, who lives in Scotland, caught the creature during his fourth fishing trip with Phatcat Charters in West Wales on Tuesday. The 8-foot shark is believed to be the “biggest of its kind” ever spotted off the coast of Wales, according to ITV.

Charter boat skipper Craig Deans made sure he documented the rare find, taking several pictures of the shark before Burrett safely returned it to sea.

“It gives a positive reflection on catch and release shark fishing in Britain,” Deans told Fox News on Thursday.

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