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Record Swordfish Fishing Report - June 15, 2016

Date of trip: June 15, 2016
Posted June 15, 2016 by FishTrack Member
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589 lb 8 oz (267.4 kg) Swordfish - Potential Female Junior Angler World Record - India Thompson, age 16

Aussie angler India Thompson – age 16 – caught this 267.40 kg (589 lb 8 oz) swordfish on April 11th while fishing off St. Helens, Tasmania. Even more impressive is that Thompson needed less than one hour to best the massive swordfish on manual tackle – as electric reels are not permitted by IGFA rules. If approved, the catch will earn Thompson the new Female Junior World Record, as well as some serious bragging rights.

Catch Statistics:
Date: 11th April 2016
Location: St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
Boat: 305 Boston Whaler Conquest
Captain: Gary Thompson
Weight: 267.40kg
Bait: Slimy Mackerel
Fight time: 45 minutes
Rod: Fenwick 37kg
Reel: Penn VS70W

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