After nearly two-and-a-half hours of battling with the rod and reel, a woman from Rancho Palos Verdes caught a record-breaking shark off Anacapa Island last week. Marilyn Stephens was participating in the 11th Annual Mako Shark Tournament out of the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club in Ventura when she landed the biggest mako ever hooked in California waters. Stephens donated her catch – which weighed in at a whopping 1,059 pounds – to the Ventura County Rescue Mission.

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