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.


Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 31 May 2017 01:18:29 Processing Time: 457ms