Skip to comments.427.9-pound tuna disqualified from record
Posted on 04/21/2012 11:39:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono
DANIA BEACH, Fla., -- The International Game Fish Association in Florida said a 427.9-pound yellowfin tuna is not a world record because someone else touched the angler's pole.
The organization said the giant fish, caught by Robert Pedigo aboard the Journeyman off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Thursday, is not eligible for the world record because Danny Osuna, a captain working as a deckhand aboard the Journeyman, touched Pedigo's pole while he was struggling with the tuna, FoxNews.com reported Friday.
IGFA rules state a world record fish must be caught without any help.
"We have caught a lot of fish in the high 300s, but this is the first time we've caught something like this," Osuna said.
He said Pedigo, who Fox said could not be reached for comment, was not too upset about losing the record.
"We're fine with that," Osuna said. "Actually, we never even thought the fish would be that big."
An IGFA spokesman said the incident puts the world record for a yellowfin tuna catch back to 405 pounds.
This was the previous record...
Don’t touch my pole!
(Yes, I have a twisted mind)
We’re gonna need a bigger grill!
Maybe in GA, but over here in TX, we'd still have room for the veggies. /h oh yes, i went there! :o)
“That’s ok, I’ll just tell the last two sushi chefs in the line out my door that they can go home.”
He was poled!
...Well, the place was crowded
We were packed in like sardines
They were all there to listen to the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsal
-- what sole
Tommy was rockin' the place with a very popular tuna
-- "Salmon Chanted Evening"
And the stage was surrounded by screaming groupers
Probably there to see the bass player...
hamachi should be a little less red.
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