Pascoe described reeling in the tuna as similiar to fighting a “freight train.”
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On February 19, Donna Pascoe of New Zealand found herself fighting a massive Pacific bluefin tuna for over four hours. After she managed to land the beast, crew members began congratulating her—they told her she just took the new world record.
According to the Houhora Big Game & Sport Fishing Club, Pascoe’s fish weighed in at just over 907 pounds. If that weight stands, it would make the catch more than 167 pounds heavier than the current world record kept on-file by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).
“Once we had the fish, I was so excited that my arms and legs could have fallen off and I wouldn’t have noticed,” Pascoe told the Saltwater Sportsman when she was back on dry land. “I think adrenalin is a great thing and it certainly kept me going.”