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It's Official: 427-Pound Tuna Catch Is Record

posted: 1/1/2013
DANA POINT (AP) -- International sporfishing authorities say a Dana Point man has broken a world record with a 427-pound yellowfin tuna caught last year off the Mexican coast.            

U-T San Diego reported that the International Game Fish Association has approved Guy Yocom’s catch as the new all-tackle world record.            

The 55-year-old hooked the fish from a boat in September, about 100 miles off Cabo San Lucas.            

Yocom’s catch breaks the record of 405.2 pounds set in 2010 by Mike Livingston of Sunland.            

A La Mesa man, John Petruescu, claims to have landed an even larger yellowfin -- 445 pounds -- in December off Baja California. However, someone else took the rod twice during the battle, disqualifying him from a record.

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