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Record Shattered With Supersized Pumpkin Swordfish Catch
NBC Philadelphia ^ | Friday, Sep 27, 2013 | Vince Lattanzio

Posted on 10/05/2013 2:02:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

358-pound pumpkin swordfish snagged by a Delaware fishing boat

A Delaware fishing boat reeled in a record when they snagged a huge swordfish during a recent trip out on the Atlantic Ocean.

Candy's Reel Choice of Lewes, Del. was on an outing over Poor Man's Canyon, about 70 off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, on September 7 when they hooked a large pumpkin swordfish, Delaware fish and wildlife officials said.

Fishing officials say the swordfish gets its name for its pink-orange flesh which comes from a diet of shrimp.

Angler Kurt Lorenz and the boat's crew and passengers spent three hours fighting the swordfish and was eventually able to pull the 7.5-foot fish on board.

Once back in port at the Lewes Harbour Marina, the swordfish tipped the scales at a whopping 358-pounds, according to officials. That breaks a state record.

RELATED STORIES Most Dolphin Deaths on Record Testicle-Chomping Fish Found in NJ Lake Mayor Stops Assault During Community Walk Friend Baffled by Murder of Popular Business Owner, Wife A fish and wildlife enforcement agent was dispatched to the marina to confirm the record. Officials say while the swordfish wasn't caught off Delaware waters, it's still considered a state record because the boat left and returned to a Delaware port.

Candy's Reel Choice's catch shatters the previous record catch -- a 276-pound swordfish caught by angler Albert Scott back in 1978.

Here's a full view of the 358-pound swordfish.


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1 posted on 10/05/2013 2:02:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Is that the real title of this species, Pumpkin Swordfish?
Hope he gets to keep it, no wet blanket from some G’vmint/Greenpeace collaborator with their own pair of weighted scales. Look out for that spike!


2 posted on 10/05/2013 2:06:18 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

I’d want to carefully shove a large cork on to the end of that pointy thing.


3 posted on 10/05/2013 2:12:17 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Testicle-Chomping Fish Found in NJ Lake”

I’m never going to NJ so I don’t want to know.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 2:20:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: nickcarraway

The Great Pumpkin!!


5 posted on 10/05/2013 2:22:31 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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6 posted on 10/05/2013 2:26:36 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!

"You can't come in here unless you say, 'Swordfish'. Now I'll give you one more guess."

7 posted on 10/05/2013 2:30:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

Serves him right! (the fish)

We know about these vile, Islamophobic creatures!

And now they receive their richly deserved reward!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3075369/posts


8 posted on 10/05/2013 2:30:49 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Revolting cat!
Shattered Record PING


9 posted on 10/05/2013 2:32:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Rebelbase

Exactly where it belongs!!!


10 posted on 10/05/2013 2:35:21 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: nickcarraway

Mmmmmm, Swordfish, one of my favorite eats........


11 posted on 10/05/2013 3:03:35 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

Lightly braised and served with a white wine / capers sauce. Yes!!


12 posted on 10/05/2013 3:12:28 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: nickcarraway

They carved out a place in the record books!


13 posted on 10/05/2013 3:13:07 PM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought the oceans were closed by Obama as part of the shutdown. /sarc


14 posted on 10/05/2013 4:23:40 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: carriage_hill
I’d want to carefully shove a large cork on to the end of that pointy thing.

I know what you mean.

15 posted on 10/05/2013 7:07:00 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Rebelbase
“Testicle-Chomping Fish Found in NJ Lake”

I’m never going to NJ so I don’t want to know.


Didn't read the story but saw this fish on an episode of River Monsters, the Pacu, believe its from the Amazon and it eats nuts that fall off the trees and so they also mistake another type of 'nut' and chomp on them if you go for a swim....


16 posted on 10/05/2013 7:09:36 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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