Auckland woman lands 411kg tuna

Photo / Facebook
Photo / Facebook

An Auckland woman landed a potentially world-record size Pacific bluefin tuna this morning.

Donna Pascoe reeled in the 411.6kg tuna off the coast of the Far North following a four-hour battle with the monster fish.

She was part of a team fishing on the charter boat Gladiater, off Houhora.

Ms Pascoe - who has a history of catching big fish, after landing a 243.5kg blue marlin last year - used a 60kg line to reel in her catch today.

The proud angler posed for a photograph with the huge tuna, which towers above her and the rest of her charter team, in the image posted on Facebook.

A large sign on the tuna claims it is a world record, as Ms Pascoe beams alongside it.

The catch will have to be certified by the International Game Fish Association before she can claim a world record.

- APNZ

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