Fishermen in British Columbia, Canada, recently caught a huge white sturgeon that is more than ten feet long and estimated to be at least 100 years old.
According to a Facebook post, “new” anglers Steve Ecklund and Mark Boise went on a fishing trip near Lillooet on Father’s Day with River Monster Adventures guides Nick McCabe and Tyler Speed when they caught the giant fish. It took almost two hours to bring in the white sturgeon. The video shows the beast jumping out of the water and revealing its true size.
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Mr Ecklund said the sturgeon was 10 feet and one inch long and had a circumference of 57 inches. “Our last fish of the day ends up being the largest sturgeon caught in the company’s history,” he wrote in the caption, adding: “This beast would weigh at least 317kg and be north of 100 years old. “
Once caught and photographed, the fish was released back into the water.
Commenting on the social media post, River Monster Adventures wrote: “Omg we are lost for words what a real dinosaur.” “That really is a Monster Sturgeon! Great hunt,” said one user. “That’s a real prehistoric fish! Nice work guys!” added another one, a third user jokingly wrote, “Good for keeping it in the water. The river would drop 2 feet if you removed it.
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From news week, white sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in North America, growing up to 14 feet in length and weighing up to 680 kg. According to the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society, white sturgeons can also live more than 150 years.
This sturgeon had not been spotted before, leading officials to suspect that this may have been the first time it had been captured. The guides reportedly searched the river using sonar equipment to help fishermen find the biggest catch they could.
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