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William
04-06-2013, 12:20 AM
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Tassie Fishermen In Pitched Battle Against Giant Swordfish; 'A Once-in-a-lifetime Catch' (http://www.underwatertimes.com/link.php?url=http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2013/04/06/376279_tasmania-news.html)

Longshot
04-06-2013, 12:44 AM
WTH is "TASSIE"? Sorry, I'm a sheltered American. I don't catch half of the lingo in the world, but I can say that if it is a swordfish worth mentioning- it must be a humdinger, we do catch some behemoths off the grand banks.

funkman262
04-06-2013, 12:52 AM
WTH is "TASSIE"? Sorry, I'm a sheltered American. I don't catch half of the lingo in the world, but I can say that if it is a swordfish worth mentioning- it must be a humdinger, we do catch some behemoths off the grand banks.

According to the article, "Tassie" means Tasmanian. The broadbill swordfish weighed in at 225 kg (roughly 500 lbs).

talldutchie
04-06-2013, 05:19 AM
PErsonally I'd rather see footage of this fish in the water than caught by a fisherman