A 34-year-old man was bitten on the right foot by a 4-foot (some reports say 6 foot) brown shark after he had reeled it in.
Some reports say the man was about to take a photo with his catch when the shark bit him on the foot. Other reports say it bit him when he was attempting to remove the hook from its mouth.
The man, whose name not reported, was fishing on Menauhant Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts around 11.30pm when the incident happened.
He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Falmouth Hospital for treatment.
The shark was reportedly released back into the ocean.