Paul Worsteling caught 30 miles off the west coast of New Zealand a 606 pound southern bluefin tuna.
Angler Karen Wright caught a southern bluefin tuna that weighed more than 316 pounds - 143 kilos
The las decade has seen impressive runs of Pacific bluefin off of New Zealand, and several All-Tackle records have been caught there recently, including the current record of 716 lb 8 oz. Oftentimes Pacific bluefin tuna may be distinguished from southern bluefin by the dark color of their caudal keels at the base of the tail. Southern bluefin tuna generally have a yellow or yellowish coloration on the caudal keel, but this may not be a 100 % accurate means of differentiating between species.
|MAX SIZE:||770 lb / 350 kg|
|MAX LENGHT:||7,5 feet/ 2,50 mt|