July 30, 2014
AUSTRALIA: caught a giant size souther bluefin tuna
While fishing in South Australia, Karen Wright caught a southern bluefin tuna Wednesday that weighed more than 316 pounds - 143 kilos
It took Wright 35 minutes to land the leviathan, which comes close to the current largest southern bluefin tuna on the record books with the IGFA (International Game Fish Association - www.igfa.org)
That record tuna weighed just more than 369 pounds and was harvested near Tathra, Australia back in 2009.
Here in Australia it is absolutely illegal for recreational anglers to sell their catches so Wright distributed the fish among her friends and family. If sold could have made a cool $4,500.