Exhausted and fatigued from the chemotherapy treatment she’s currently undergoing, Kiwi angler Jane Amber Rooke was just looking forward to a relaxing day on the water when she boarded the Kahlua on July 27th, and headed offshore with Capt. Stuart Sheard in search of kingfish. Instead, she ended up in an hour long battle with the potential new women’s 8 kg southern yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) – an experience she’ll remember for the rest of her life, according Rooke’s testimony. The 39.40 kg (86 lb 13 oz) yellowtail was hooked off New Zealand’s Cavalli Islands, after it crushed the live blue koheru she was trolling. If approved, Rooke’s incredible catch will exceed the current record by nearly 15 kg (30 lb)!