The crew of Charter Fish Narooma had an epic experience on rod and reel, searching for bluefin tuna on Monday, June 29.
The crew had a late bite, at about 3pm, hooking up to three sizeable fish, but unfortunately lost one on the first run.
"An hour or so in, it became apparent that these were no ordinary fish," staff member Georgia Poyner said.
"At four hours, and well into dark we finally managed to land the smaller of the two fish."
It weighed in at a whopping 148kg!
"The larger of the fish just didn't want to budge," Poyner said.
"At five hours, we marked the fish at 20 metres, but then suddenly it did a big run and was bitten off by a shark."
After such a long battle, the crew were devastated, but spirits weren't dampened.
"I think we can all say that we're absolutely over the moon to have managed to land such an amazing fish out of the three. This fish was also tagged and we look forward to finding out its story."
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