Skip to comments.Record Shattered With Supersized Pumpkin Swordfish Catch
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.
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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.
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!
I’d want to carefully shove a large cork on to the end of that pointy thing.
“Testicle-Chomping Fish Found in NJ Lake”
I’m never going to NJ so I don’t want to know.
The Great Pumpkin!!
"You can't come in here unless you say, 'Swordfish'. Now I'll give you one more guess."
Serves him right! (the fish)
We know about these vile, Islamophobic creatures!
And now they receive their richly deserved reward!
Exactly where it belongs!!!
Mmmmmm, Swordfish, one of my favorite eats........
Lightly braised and served with a white wine / capers sauce. Yes!!
They carved out a place in the record books!
I thought the oceans were closed by Obama as part of the shutdown. /sarc
I know what you mean.
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