It could be worth up to $ 2million, make 2,875 sandwiches, and has been hailed a 'Picasso of the sea'... but Donna Pascoe wants to stuff her record-breaking tuna catch and hang it on her wall. The game fisherwoman battled for more than four hours the 411.6kg (64 stone) Pacific bluefin before finally reeling in the high-speed leviathan - thought to be the largest ever caught with a rod and line.
She hooked the fish - which is twice the size of a tuna sold at a Japanese auction last year for $1.09million - using a 60lb line near the Three Kings Islands off Cape Reinga of New Zealand.
The experienced angler first suspected something fishy was going on when her line began to tug.
'The line was peeling out like it was attached to a freight train,' said
On The Hook does some wicked tuna fishing on Stellwagon Bank and puts some of Daiwa's product line to the test! Hook up on the mighty Bluefin Tuna as Dave Sloan fishes live baits with Daiwa fishing reels in Mass Bay. See true Girl Power, the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory as Lauren fishes with David Sloan, Captain Chuck DiStefano and her dad, Pete Santini, for the mighty Bluefin Tuna!
One of those trips call everyone and no one can go but one person answered and boy was he rewarded with the biggest yellow fin of his life and that person would be my cus kirk he did a great job fighting this tuna. I had to run the Boat the Camera and the gaff so set back and enjoy.