A New Zealand woman caught the new world record bluefin tuna.
The New Zealand Herald reported that angler Donna Pascoe of Auckland spent four hours reeling in the monster 907-pound, 4-ounce record Pacific bluefin off the coast of Houhora, New Zealand. Pascoe was fishing on a charter boat when she caught the record bluefin.
The International Fish and Game Association reviewed Pascoe’s catch and determined the fish is in fact a world record Pcaific bluefin tuna. Check out the clip of her crew landing the gigantic fish after a four-hour fight.
This wasn’t the first time Pascoe has bagged a monster offshore catch. Last year, she reeled in a 537-pound blue marlin. She’s said she plans to have the fish mounted.
In 2013, New Zealand angler Kevin Baker caught a massive 777-pound, 1-ounce potential record bluefin. Although, the IGFA’s world record Pacific bluefin tuna at the time was 739 pounds, 6 ounces and was also caught off the coast of Houhora.
Pacific bluefin tuna are among the most prized catches for offshore sportfishing. They are one of the largest and fastest fish that swim in Pacific waters.They’re also worth a pretty penny, as they are coveted for their taste and eventual sushi plate fate.