A 580-pound swordfish was caught by Tasmanian fishermen after a 6-hour tug-of-war in Australian waters.
Kyle Longmore, 16, reeled in the giant fish after a “grueling” battle during the Coles Bay Classic fishing competition this past weekend, the Australian Broadcasting Company reported.
“Kyle was very physically exhausted,” skipper Leo Miller told ABC, adding Longmore was spent six hours directly in the sun, and the team helped feed him while he was fighting the swordfish.
"We didn't think the fish was all that big at first but then it came up and jumped, and we knew it was a fair size,” Miller said. The fish jumped 23 times, getting closer and closer to their boat, he added.
The team believes the 580-pound swordfish may be the largest of its kind ever caught in Australian waters by amateurs, ABC reported.