|Giant Bluefin Tuna Photos - page 2 of 6|
|Jacky Delbrel's 1002-lb. giant caught in the Azores on 80-lb. tackle. Fight time - 1 hr 45 min. Flanking them are Captains Didier Armand (l) and Joseph Franck (r).
(Photo, G. Wouters)
|Left, a potential world record giant (644 lbs.) taken by Jeanie Legrand on 50-lb. tackle in the first season for her boat ("Torero") in the Azores. Pictured with her is author Greet Wouters. (Photo, F. Clement)
Right, unloading Jacky Delbrel's huge 1002-lb. giant at the commercial dock in Horta.
(Photo, J. Delbrel)
Below, Captain Les Gallagher and the first giant of his angling career - a fish weighing 704 lbs. (Photo, Snowman Madsen)
|Below, junior world record giant bluefin (647 lbs.) caught by Joeffrey Francois off Faial in 1997. Fight time - just 45 min.
(Photo, F. Clement)
|Left, an airborne giant weighing 700- 800 lbs. with the island of Faial in the background. (Photo, L. Gallagher)|
|Above, the "Xacara" crew battling a big giant.
Below, Steen Peterson and his 814-lb. giant caught on 80-lb. Fight time 2 hrs. 45 min. (Photo, Snowman Madsen)
|Above, Captain Didier Armand (l.) and angler Ephriam Cloostermans (2nd from right) with his 882-lb. giant caught on 80-lb. tackle off the island of Faial in the Azores. Fight time - 1 hr. The town of Horta is in the background with the caldera looming in the clouds behind.
(Photo, G. Wouters)
|Left, the Marlin Magic from Hawaii, the softhead Mouldcrafts, Senior or Little Super Chugger, Pakula Grimace in Blue, Hot Cecilia or Pink Stinger, Polu Kai Rocket Man ... it all worked. Any moving target triggered the bluefin of the Azores. (Photo, J. Vertommen)|
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