Originally Posted by nico_p
I came across this link on facebook. That's a HUGE fish, unfortunately dead now, caught by comercial fisherman with live bait close to a FAD in Tahiti. No sportfishing, but that's an impressive fish so I thought I'd share.
670 kilos au bout du fil ! - La Dépêche de Tahiti
Stan, you can delete this thread if you feel it's inapropriate.
story in link translated to english ...
"Tetuaura Ti-Peacock, the fisher Tautira swordfish, still hit hard with this decision accusing 670 kilos below the balance and towed to port Monday noon from the concentration device (FAD) of Pueu.
peche400.jpgAlors that the trip was not planned that morning, Felix's father to get into town, Tetuaura, probably driven by intuition, convinced him to postpone his races and go with it.
She left the marina Tautira where his boat is moored about six o'clock dumatin headed for the FAD off Pueu. At the scene, she wets a dozen buoys. This is where the marlin are shown for the first time, taking a buoy and hook. But suddenly, he dives and disappears. Tetuaura trolling around the area, while seeking his poito.
At 8:30, the fish again, on the face and the buoy is caught. It will take two hours of struggle for the Haura surrender. Then knocked over, the monster is estimated at 600 pounds: it is impossible for the crew of two people to hoist the marlin on board; Tetuaura the rope through the gills and the rostrum and sailed to the marina where it comes Tautira alongside at 11:30.
There, the family is already waiting to help unload his catch while a small crowd of onlookers, alerted by word of mouth, began to gather around the marina. As soon as the fish is lifted by a backhoe and weighed: 670kg, beating personal best for the girl!
Cutting and turning on the ice begin immediately; this part of the body will go to the sale, the rest will be distributed to the villagers present on the platform, tradition requires. With poti "pink" Tetuaura may not have finished talking to her.