July 20, 2017 5:42 pm
Updated: July 20, 2017 5:43 pm

State trooper has 90-minute tug of war with 650 pound tuna fish

Nick Cyr said his giant tuna weighed in at 650 pounds and was 109 inches long.

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RYE, N.H. – A New Hampshire state trooper reeled in a big fish – a massive 650-pound (295-kilogram) tuna.

Nick Cyr says he was reading a book on his boat with two lines out Tuesday in Rye when he got a bite. He tells WBZ-TV he could immediately tell it was a big fish, the biggest he’s reeled in in a decade of tuna fishing.

Cyr says the fish spun the boat in circles and dragged it for about 2 miles. After a 90-minute tug-of-war, Cyr managed to reel in the 9-foot (2.7-meter) Atlantic bluefin tuna.

This type of tuna can weigh up to 1,499 pounds (680 kilograms), though that’s rare.

He says the big check he received for the tuna will help finance what he calls his low-stress hobby of fishing.

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