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Angler hopes to hook tuna record

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 00:57

Mar 7 - A fisherman in New Zealand is waiting to find out if he's landed a world record after reeling in a monster tuna. Paul Chapman reports.

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New Zealand angler Nathan Adams admits he had a tough time reeling in this giant bluefin tuna. The monster weighs a colossal 335 kilogrammes. Now he's waiting to hear if he's landed a new world record for a tuna this big caught with line and reel. But Adams says his wife's not happy at the prospect of having it mounted on a wall at their home. SOUNDBITE: Nathan Adams, angler, saying (English): "Lisa's not too keen on that because she reckons it's like mounting a sofa no the wall or something like that, and probably even a bit bigger, but I've got nowhere to put it until our club rooms are built." Fellow members of Adams' angling club are impressed. SOUNDBITE: Mark Nobilo, Muriwai Sports Fishing Club, saying (English): "It's pretty awesome, pretty special, especially for our little club." The fish was caught on February 17th but video of Adams bringing it ashore has only just emerged. Paul Chapman, Reuters

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Angler hopes to hook tuna record

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 00:57