Potential World Record Pacific Bluefin Tuna
Donna Pascoe not only caught the biggest fish ever by a female in New Zealand, she may very well have destroyed the world record for Pacific bluefin tuna, too.
Caught back in late February 34 miles north of the country, Pascoe's fish weighed a beastly 907 pounds. To give you better perspective just how special that is, the current Pacific bluefin tuna world record is 777 lb 1 oz, caught by Kevin Baker in Sept. 2013, also out of New Zealand.
Pascoe applied for the record through the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and is currently awaiting their approval.
"I hooked up at 9:10 a.m. with the reel screaming," said Pascoe to Sport Fishing Mag. "The fish never surfaced, so we had no idea what was on the other end. After three hours, the fish surfaced and the skipper yelled 'tuna, world record!'"
The fish was weighed on official scales by the Houhora Big Game & Sports Fishing Club.
Click here for full details on the world record catch.