A 1,000 pound shark is nothing to laugh at.
Most fishermen dream about hooking into a fish big enough that the battle almost sinks your boat. Well, maybe so long as that fish isn’t a 1,000-pound shark. As it turns out, that is exactly what happened to Sergio Roque while fishing in a local Texas fishing tournament recently. After it was all said and done, Roque’s massive tiger shark weighed in a 964 pounds. However, when you are that close to catching a fish that is 1,000 pounds, it’s 1,000 pounds!
That’s Sergio in the white shirt.
“It’s the hardest fight I’ve ever had in my life, the strongest one,” Roque said in an interview with ABC 13. “When I first set the hook, and it pulled me straight across the back of the boat, pulled me straight to the corner and slammed my knees onto it.”
It was then that Roque thought he was either going overboard. Either that, or the shark was going to take him down with the boat.
If you couldn’t guess, Roque’s fish took first place for the tournament.