Alligator gar caught in Texas weighing 283 pounds shatters multiple records: ‘Four in one fell swoop’ | National

Alligator gar caught in Texas weighing 283 pounds shatters multiple records: 'Four in one fell swoop' | National
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The “monster” alligator gar that was caught in Texas last month has broken not one, not two but four International Game and Fish Association (IGFA) records.

Captain Kirk Kirkland served as the guide to Art Weston who reeled in the 283-pound alligator gar on Sept. 2.

Kirkland and Weston wrestled with the beast for two hours and 45 minutes, until they finally brought the fish aboard.

‘MONSTER’ 283-POUND ALLIGATOR GAR CAUGHT IN TEXAS COULD SET TWO FISHING RECORDS

The anglers knew they had caught something record worthy when they saw how massive the fish was, Kirkland said.

“It is extremely rare to catch a fish that size on a six pound line. It’s quite a feat,” Capt. Kirkland told Fox News Digital today.

After weighing the fish, the angler’s submitted an application into the IGFA in hopes of claiming some records.

While they expected to take home two records,…

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