Teenage girl and dad roll in giant 700-pound tuna after 10 hours of fighting – and it's worth about $ 7,000 in sushi
- Devin Zelck, 18, from Massachusetts caught her first Bluefin Friday – it was huge
- She and her father wrapped every 45 minutes every 45 minutes for 10 hours
- The big tuna finally gave up after he had dragged the boat nine miles from his anchor
- It measured 106 inches and weighed 700 pounds and could be worth $ 7,000
- Zelck said she would take the money from her catch to college
An 18-year-old girl from Massachusetts caught a 700-kilo bluefin tuna – after she and her father took turns at 10 am on Friday.
& # 39; I was shocked! It was huge, & # 39; Devin Zelck, whose father is a commercial fisherman, told FOX station Boston 25. & # 39; We saw it come to the surface and we thought, "Oh my god". & # 39;
Zelck said she was asleep at 7 am on the deck of the Dogbar of the boat when the fish took the bait.
& # 39; I was awakened by my father's cries: & # 39; We are busy, we are busy! & # 39 ;, she said.
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Big first catch: Devin Zelck, 18, from Massachusetts caught a 700-pound bluefin tuna on Friday
The giant bluefin tuna was 106 centimeters long and weighed more than 700 pounds
It was the teen's first bluefin tuna, but it was not an easy catch.
Zelck said she and her father would scoop into the fish every 45 minutes.
Bluefin tuna usually only takes about two and a half hours to get in, the station reported. This fight lasted 10 hours.
& # 39; After an hour we realized that this fish would not give up & # 39 ;, Devin said Eagle Stand.
& # 39; It was tiring. I'm only 18. I'm definitely not the strongest. It was definitely a challenge for me. & # 39;
Her father, Steve Zelck, a Gloucester commercial fisherman, said to the outlet: & You need everything you have. I still have blisters on my hand. & # 39;
Finally, after dragging the boat nine miles from its anchor, the giant fish gave up the fight.
& # 39; It was just so exciting, & # 39; said Zelck. & # 39; As if you have to be there, as if you have to catch it yourself to know how exciting it is. & # 39;
Zelck told Boston 25: & # 39; We saw it come up and we thought, "Oh my god"
Zelck and her father (pictured), a commercial fisherman, in turns for 10 hours
Bluefin tuna usually takes about two and a half hours to arrive. This fight (pictured) lasted 10 hours
She then sat on the line and turned the rod to get the fish to the surface.
Her father and the captain of the boat pulled a rope around the tail of the tuna and dragged it on board.
The teenager said credit should go to her father and the captain, but her proud father told Boston 25 that she was only an instrument in the whole fight.
The captain said to Eagle Tribune: “This is a good way to start her career. She is a tough cookie. & # 39;
The girl said her father caught his first tuna at the age of 13, so it was a sort of competition between me and my brother, she said.
Her father said that his largest tuna was a tuna over 1000 pounds that he landed when he was 13 years old.
The group brought the fish, which was 106 centimeters long and weighed more than 700 pounds, to a fishing broker in Gloucester and hoped to catch around $ 7,000 for the catch at a rate of $ 10 per pound.
Bluefin tuna sells for $ 6 to $ 12 per pound.
Zelck said she didn't know how much it sold and that she will spend the money on her university education, Boston reported 25.
Devin recently graduated from the Hamilton-Wenham (Mass.) High School and plans to start taking classes at Endicott College in Beverly this fall.
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