Mornington Peninsula fisherman Paul Worsteling lured a monster bluefin tuna 50km off the coast of Greymouth, New Zealand.
It took two hours and 58kg of tackle to land the 2.7m beast, estimated to weigh more than 275kg.
fish, which looks like a prop from a B-grade horror flick, will be
tested for radiation to find if fish schools affected by the Fukushima
reactor meltdown in Japan have migrated around the world.Worsteling, a host of Channel 10's IFishTV,
invited scientists from New Zealand Fisheries on a chartered vessel to
explore this pocket of ocean, which yields 170,000 tonnes of blue
grenadier each year. It's believed the fish would be worth about $713,000 in Japan.
The crew enjoyed a few slices of sashimi and anything the scientists didn't use for research was delivered to a smoke house.
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