A record breaking 427-lb tuna catch did not qualify for any record!!!
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A record breaking 427-lb tuna catch did not qualify for any record!!!

Puerto Vallarta : Mexico | Apr 19, 2012 at 4:19 AM PDT
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The record for the largest yellow fin tuna catch is currently held for a 405-lb tuna and a catch of 427-lb was denied the recognition for the largest tuna catch by the International Game Fish Association because of a technicality as reported in Foxnews dated 18th April 2012.

Robert Pedigo had caught the 427.9-lb yellow fin tuna off the coast of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. It was a tough tussle between man and fish and man won – but, because a deckhand had accidentally touched the fishing rod, Robert could not claim the record.

One Danny Osuna, a local captain was on that day a deckhand in the fishing trawler ‘Journeyman’.

The rule book stipulates that in case the angler feels that a history is in the making, he must ensure that no one else helps him in any way, not even by touching the fishing rod.

Hence, the existing all-tackle record for the largest yellow fin tuna catch remains at 405-lbs and its credit goes to Mike Livingstone of Baja Sur, Mexico – he had created history on 6th December 2010.

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