A MONSTER 10ft long fish weighing 650lb which has never been reeled in before has finally been caught by a teenager, The Sun reports. The legendary sturgeon dubbed ‘Pig Nose’ has finally been caught by a fishing fanatic who has been nicknamed the ‘Sturgeon Whisperer’.
Nick McCabe caught the supersized fish – which has a bulbous pink snout – this week in the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. Pig Nose is thought to be 80-years-old, and while it had been tagged and microchipped before, no fisherman had managed to haul it in.
That was until 19-year-old Nick, who works at fishing tour company River Monster Adventures and was out on the river with clients, managed the feat on Tuesday. Yahoo reports the group posed with Pig Nose before returning it to the water.
Jeff Grimolfson, who works with McCabe at fishing tour company River Monster Adventures, told Global News: “His name is Pig Nose and you can see why – he damaged his nose 40 years ago. So when his nose healed, it looks like a pig nose. “As the legend lives on, you’d be in a sporting goods shop and you’d hear, “My buddy was sure he had Pig Nose on the line.
Grimolfson added: “We’re walking on clouds, “The living legend has been captured and lives on.” Earlier this month new evidence emerged that a large killer shark is patrolling off Britain after fishermen witnessed another shark being eaten alive.
Matt Robins believes a monster shark is swimming off Newquay, Cornwall after the attack. Mr Robins, who runs a charter boat company, was with pal Rich Stapleton and two customers when the mystery animal pounced. He said: “A blue shark took the bait 50ft underneath the boat.
“Our customer was reeling it in quite happily when something big came in and attacked the blue shark we had on the line. “It picked the shark up and carried it away spooling a couple hundred yards of line off the reel before dropping it.
“The blue shark then came to the surface with these savage bite marks. “This wasn’t multiple bites it was one powerful bite straight through the top of the head and side of the throat. The extraordinary account comes after a headless dolphin was washed up at Portreath in Cornwall also covered in huge teeth marks.