A 13-year-old surf-casting on the beach in Long Beach Island made the catch of a lifetime Wednesday, reeling in a 7-foot shark.

According to 6 ABC-TV, Gianni Mandile was fishing on the beach with his dad, Joe, when he felt a tug on his line and pulled in the 200-pound shark.

"I didn't expect to catch something that big," said Gianni. "Because other people have caught those types of fish but usually at night, so I wasn't expecting to catch it in the middle of the day."

With help from his dad, Gianni dragged the shark out of the surf, removed his hook from its mouth, snapped a couple of quick keepsake pictures and, then released his catch back in to the ocean.  That's the best fish tale of the summer so far!

Watch video of Gianni's big catch, below:

Source: 6ABC-TV

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