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This Guy Went to Alaska and Caught a 482-Pound Halibut

Jul 12, 2014

After a 40-minute struggle, 76-year-old Californian Jack McGuire recently caught the world's largest halibut, the Associated Press reports.

McGuire's monster fish weighed a whopping 482 pounds and was 95 inches long, smashing the previous record set in 1996 (a very respectable 459lbs). Unfortunately his catch will go unrecognized by the International Game Fish Association, because McGuire's boat captain shot the fish before it was brought onboard to keep it from flopping about and hurting someone.

According to the AP, McGuire "applauded the decision" to kill the fish despite his disqualification from record-holder status.

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