Watch how a 13-year-old catches a 90 kg shark with just a fishing rod

When 13-year-old Gianni was out fishing with his dad Joseph Mandile on the shores of Long Island, his fishing line caught something that just wouldn't come up. At first, Mandile thought it was a stingray, but Gianni knew it was something "bigger".

Imagine you are 13 (hmm, the good-ol'days!), you are walking along a beach one fine morning, and then, you come feet-to-face with a shark. A big, living shark with all its teeth and hunger. What do you do?

You run, right? Well, before that you scream, of course, but then, you run for your life and your limbs. Believe it or not, that's not how the story went down when this happened for real with a fellow in New Jersey.

When 13-year-old Gianni was out fishing with his dad Joseph Mandile on the shores of Long Island, his fishing line caught something that just wouldn't come up. At first, Mandile thought it was a stingray, but Gianni knew it was something "bigger".

Even before the waves tossed out the large fish Gianni knew it was, well, a shark.

"He saw it first," Mandile to ABC7NY. "As the wave curled, he saw the silhouette of the shark in the wave and he said, 'Dad it's big, it's a big shark!'"

Once Gianni reeled in the 200-pound (90 kg) sand tiger shark, his father managed to wrangle it up on the beach. The duo then clicked away a few pictures to intact the memory before letting the fish swim back into the sea.

"To set a hook in a fish and reel it in is an accomplishment, but to do something at this size, this age and that big," said Mandile about his son, who he has been fishing since the age of three.

"All my friends, I've caught bigger fish than them, so it's kind of good," said Gianni.

Well, congratulations, Gianni. We are glad you not only caught such a big shark at this age, but also released it back into the sea while it was still alive. And you did all this without losing any of your limbs to the shark's mouth.