Giant bluefin tuna photo 1002 lbs Azores
Giant Bluefin Tuna Photos - page 2 of 6
Giant bluefin tuna image
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)
Giant bluefin tuna photo - 644 lbs - Azores
Giant bluefin tuna photo - 1002 lbs - Azores
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)
Giant bluefin tuna photo - 704 lbs - Les Gallagher's first giant - Azores
Below, junior world record giant bluefin (647 lbs.) caught by Joeffrey Francois off Faial in 1997.� Fight time - just 45 min.�
(Photo, F. Clement)
Junior world record giant bluefin tuna photo - 647 lbs - Azores
Jumping giant bluefin tuna photo - 700 to 800 lbs - Azores
Left, an airborne giant weighing 700- 800 lbs. with the island of Faial in the background.� (Photo, L. Gallagher)
Photo of Xacara tuna fishing - Azores
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)
Giant bluefin tuna photo - 882 lbs - Azores
Giant bluefin tuna photo - 814 lns - Azores
Big game fishing lures photo 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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