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15-year-old Ethan Lynch may have reeled in biggest ever blue shark in Massachusetts

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BOSTON (CBS) - Imagine that you've got your line in the water, and hoping to land a nice big cod for the dinner table. Suddenly, the line becomes tight, your rod jerks violently, and you discover that it's no cod, it's a 12-foot blue shark.

That's what happened to 15-year-old Ethan Lynch of Amesbury, and the blue shark he landed may be the biggest ever caught in state waters.

"It was amazing," says Lynch. " After about a half hour of fighting the fish, I got it near the boat, and ZING! it starts reeling off another 100 feet of line!"

Ethan Lynch and his little brother Noah are enrolled in a summer camp called "Coastal Discoveries". The program takes kids onto the water, and teaches them fishing and a love of the ocean.

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