Spear fisherman catches giant fish and feeds 400 Fijian villagers

Jaga Crossingham with his big fish. Photo / via Instagram
Jaga Crossingham with his big fish. Photo / via Instagram

An Australian spear fisherman caught a 57kg fish - and fed about 400 people at a Fijian village with it.

Jaga Crossingham, from New South Wales, posted images of the wahoo he caught off the coast of Fiji on social media last week.


Some questioned its legitimacy so Crossingham published several more images of the fish and told the story of what happened with it.

"Me and another guy I worked with really just jumped in the water for five minutes on what was effectively our lunch break. It turned out to be a pretty good break," he told WA Today.

"We took it straight to the [nearby island] village and probably ended up feeding 400 people with it.

"We caught maybe 12 fish like it that day and by giving it to the village it's our little way of paying them back for allowing us to be out there."

Crossingham said it was too heavy to lift the 2.13m fish high enough for photos.

- NZ Herald

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