Fisherman hauls in record-breaking 876-pound fish

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Photo credit Serhii Sobolevskyi
By , 100.3 JACK FM

Not everyone has the patience for fishing, as sometimes it can take hours just to reel in a fish not even big enough to feed one for dinner. However, those willing to wait are often rewarded, as was the case for one Texas fisherman who recently caught a record-breaking fish.

The man managed to reel in an 876 pound tuna, breaking the previous record by 68 pounds.

Troy Lancaster was fishing near Port Aransas, Texas back in April when he hooked the record-breaking Bluefin tuna. However, the record wasn’t officially recognized by state officials until last week. Photos of the fish were shared on Facebook recently, and quickly went viral.

Now, Lancaster has bragging rights as his fish will be difficult to match. According to Fox News, the previous record was 808 pounds and was caught back in 1985. Hopefully for Lancaster, his record lasts even longer.

Reports indicate that it took over an hour to get the massive fish inside the fisherman's boat.

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