This new potential world record tarpon is shrouded in mystery!
A photo of a potential world record tarpon has been making rounds on the internet for the past few days. However, very little is known about the fish.
The International Tarpon Conservation Association shared the photo claiming that fish was caught in Olende, Gabon, Africa. The association claims that the fish was hooked using an artificial lure and was eventually released.
Unfortunately the fish was unable to be accurately weighed on a scale, but measurements of the fish were taken. According to the measurements taken by the anglers, the fish weighed in at a whopping 326 pounds.
Although this is the only photo that can be found of the fish, I must admit that it does look to be about that size.
The International Tarpon Conservation Association is doing what they can to dig up more information on the catch. As of now, these are all the details that have been uncovered.
I would not be surprised to find out that all the facts on this fish are indeed true. Since Africa is known for its extremely large tarpon, it is totally possible that this fish was actually landed and measured the way they reported it to have been.
Big props to these fishermen for not killing this magnificent fish and allowing it to continue on breeding.
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