Fraser River Sturgeon   Leave a comment

A bloke from England (better than a wazzock I guess) caught a 1,000-lb white Sturgeon on the Fraser River in Canada.

White sturgeon caught in the area usually weigh between 30 and 100 pounds, but the article said this catch might be the largest freshwater fish ever caught on a rod and reel in North America.

The fish, measuring at 12 feet 4 inches, is also believed to be over 100 years old, according to the article.

GrindTV.com said the world record for a white sturgeon is 468 pounds, but since Snell’s catch wasn’t weighed on a certified scale it won’t become an official world record.

Pretty frickin’ unbelievable!

 

Michael Snell with a record White Sturgeon on the Fraser River, BC, Canada

Michael Snell with a record White Sturgeon on the Fraser River, BC, Canada

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Posted July 27, 2012 by troutseeker in Wisconsin

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