holy sh#t thats one big tuna

holy sh#t thats one big tuna

saw this on one of my mates fb page and thought i would share it

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world record

Fri, 2011-10-21 23:21

i believe thats the latest world record yellow fin tuna to be shot whilst freediving..


550lb??? please correct me if im wrong but i read the article in the international freediverds magazine 2 months ago and this fella was dominating the tuna..followed a piece of burley down, smashed it and needed a crane to get it out of the water...

mad respect to the bloke for shooting it.

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More like 1000lbs

Sat, 2011-10-22 06:52

that ones been doing the rounds for a while now. Happened yast year I think?



Pretty crazy when you think about it

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Sat, 2011-10-22 06:32




I fish for the future - Cause I can't bloody catch anything!

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how the fuck would the guy

Sat, 2011-10-22 06:45

how the fuck would the guy get that up!!! Its 2 times as tall as him and probably 5 times heavier. Well done mate


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Freakin donkey

Sat, 2011-10-22 08:56

Freakin donkey HORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This surely is a catch of a lifetime! Gigantuna!!


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Bah! that is huuuge!

Sat, 2011-10-22 11:58

Bah! that is huuuge!

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 Gee you need balls to shot

Sat, 2011-10-22 19:49

 Gee you need balls to shot that, i wouldn't want to be attached to a tuna half that big


 Subway cookie is the best burley

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kill shots

Sun, 2011-10-30 22:26

i think i saw a doco on how these guys get these, they are either behind a trawler or at a rig and they burley them up and as they see them swim under them they go down and first shot is a kill shot, as by hwo many bungies hes got on his gun. saw the doco earlier this year on it, the can have it! be better fun on stand up gear

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so much respect for this

Mon, 2011-10-31 13:39

so much respect for this bloke, strait hooks are the way to go.

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Respect! Still trying to

Mon, 2011-10-31 14:02

Respect! Still trying to fugure out how he would of landed that. Huge effort

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not a good spearing photo

Thu, 2012-04-19 12:32

do research on it. it wsa shot in a no spearing zone, out of season for those tuna, on a un licenced for tuna fishing boat. and after he was dropped of onto the land, the tuna apperently "fell back" into the water when a rope came untied. he got into alot of trouble for that fish

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Rex Hunt caught 1000lb tuna

Thu, 2012-04-19 12:46

I am racking my brain at the moment - but I seem to remember in Rex Hunt's book that he caught a 1000lb tuna ! I think it was off Costa Rica, but this was a fair while ago.

Mind you, it is Rex Hunt - I think he may have done more than kiss it!

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Brain fade

Thu, 2012-04-19 12:52

Just remembered it was Steve Starling ! First aussie to catch Giant bluefin tuna out of Nova Scotia, weighed in excess of 1000lb.