12 YEAR OLD CAPTURES HUGE SHARK
WHICH ESCAPED WEEK BEFORE
Some days ago, Val Shively, 12 year old
boy vacationing at Cape May, N.J. hooked
a huge shark which broke loose from the
line after a hard battle, Val, determined
to get him and after a week again hooked
him, this time successfully landing him.
Photo shows the 200 pound man-eater
with his captor Val Shively, on right,
Philip Barnet, who aided in the final
capture, and Chas. H. Smith, Cape May
municipal pier master (left)
This was my father (same name Val Shively Sr.) I was Jr.
His whole life was fishing!
This photo and caption came from a newspaper in Cape May in 1926.
My friend Willie Shields found this online.
PS: he wasnít vacationing - he cut school to fish!
My mother and my brother George never knew about this - my dad died in 1974.
This happened when he was 12. No wonder he was into fishing the way he was!
I got into buying records when I was 12 and itís been my life -
I guess I got his genes!