“Caught a nice Bass earlier,” R0b0tpimp wrote on Imgur, where he posted a photo of a big fish on Tuesday.
R0b0tpimp told Redditors that his trophy weighted about 57 kilograms (nearly 126 pounds). It was an impressive catch, but short of some of the bass monsters that can also be found in waters off the coast of New Zealand, where R0b0tpimp nabbed the fish.
The photo of the monster was also posted on the website for a New Zealand-based fishing charter company, which called the catch a “great fish.”
As The Huffington Post reports, the image has already attracted many viewers and, as expected, a few doubters. Some said the fishman used forced perspective to make the fish appear bigger.
By the way, this is obviously not the only story about a catched fish of enormous sizes. For example, Fishing News has plenty of them.
“With perfect seas during a trip to the King Bank on the first day of this year’s NZSFC Nationals, the team aboard Charge d Affair came across a small pinnacle that they thought worthy of further investigation,” the site writes.
“So skipper Robbie Auckett decided to stop and have a drift over the pin, more out of curiosity than anything else, as they was very little fish sign showing. Besides, at 120 metres it was not too deep, so a couple of 24kg braid ‘puka rigs were dropped over the side.”
Soon after touching down though, Hokitika angler Brendan Egan had his bait hoovered up, and after a mighty struggle he did manage to bring a big bass to the surface.
“I had never seen such a big fish before, and it took three of us to get it aboard,” Robbie said.
“We had a number of experienced fishermen such as John Batterton and Bruce McKay look at it, and the common consensus put the fish’s weight at over 100kg.”
However, as it was the first of a multi-day trip to the Three Kings, the fish was filleted out, leaving only ‘guestimates’ as to its true weight.
“Regardless of that, it was a bloody big fish, and certainly produced plenty of tucker for all concerned,” Robbie added.
The term ‘bass’ both encompasses freshwater and marine species. They all belong to the large order Perciformes,also known as perch-like fishes.
Many species are also known as basses. The list includes the Australian bass, the black sea bass, the giant sea bass, the Chilean sea bass and European seabass.