Most anglers can relate to hooking a fish that they couldn’t imagine letting get away. But few can relate to hooking a 920-lb. tuna and fighting it for three hours before finally reeling it in. CBS News reports:

It was the catch of a lifetime. Three fishermen engaged in an epic battle with a 920-pound tuna on their line, the largest one to come into Massachusetts’ Gloucester Harbor this year. When they realized what they had hooked into, the adrenaline started flowing. It was a monster tuna, 9 feet long and more than 900 pounds, fighting for his life. The outcome was far from certain for three, long, shoulder-wrenching hours.

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.