301-pound swordfish sets new record in Maryland

301-pound swordfish sets new record in Maryland
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That’s a lot of sword.

An angler in Maryland got his name in the records books after hauling in a massive swordfish. It may have taken eight hours to reel the animal in, but it looks like it was worth it.

Peter Schultz, of Annapolis, caught the fish while participating in the Big Fish Classic Tournament in Ocean City, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Schultz and his fishing team caught the 301-pound swordfish about 50 miles off the shore at Washington Canyon.

Schultz told the department that the fish was the catch of a lifetime. He also credited his team for the catch, saying that everyone played a “crucial” role. It took the team eight hours to reel in the fish.

350-POUND FISH SHOCKS ANGLERS WHEN IT LEAPS OUT OF THE WATER

The fish’s weight was certified at M.R. Ducks, a bar and grill on the Talbot Street Pier. The catch was then confirmed by a biologist for the Department of Natural Resources.

According to the Maryland DNR, Schultz is the first record…

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