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April 03, 2015

US: caught new Virginia record bluefin tuna

Top Capt. Robert Smith, fishing aboard "Bella Donna", landed an huge bluefin tuna last Thursday that could potentially break the Virginia state record.

This potential record bluefin tuna was caught by angler Robert Smith came into Rudee Inlet.

IGFA representative Ken Neill says at 576.5 pounds, with a fork length of 102 inches, once certified, it could beat Virginia's current record of 573 pounds.

The crew hooked up at 8:15 am. and the tuna didn't give up until almost 2:30 pm.

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