A 34-year-old American bride caught a giant 23kg drumfish while still in her wedding dress. According to news weekEliot Wagoner Granville got married in a Texas chapel on Sunday, after which the newlyweds decided to go fishing near the beach.
Still in her wedding dress and veil, Ms. Eliot cast a line from Red Dot Pier in Corpus Christi. After spending 45 minutes, the bride felt something bite her fishing line. “Caught this naughty boy on my wedding night,” the bride captioned the Facebook post.
The 34-year-old reportedly said she didn’t use any big bites, so she didn’t think the fish would be very big at first. “But then I started bringing him in and he started fighting me and it took me 10 to 15 minutes to get him to the pier,” Ms Eliot said.
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From news week, the bride went on to say that once she realized the fish was much bigger than she thought, she used a net to lift the fish’s head out of the water and pull it to the pier. Ms. Eliot estimated that the black drumfish weighed about 18-23 kg.
After taking a few pictures, the bride dropped the fish back into the harbor. Ms. Eliot revealed that she is an avid fisherman and that the giant black drumfish caught on her wedding night was “probably the largest fish” she has ever caught. She said her arms hurt after lifting the fish for the photo.
Furthermore, the 34-year-old said she goes fishing to feel closer to her father, who passed away last year. “Other people had been there for a long time and didn’t catch anything, so I feel like my dad was watching over me and sending me a small – or large – wedding present,” said Ms. Eliot.
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Meanwhile, it should be mentioned that, according to the media, the black drumfish are native to Texas waters and live in clear waters in sandbars. They prefer shallow water and are often seen because their large bodies protrude from the water’s surface. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, the largest black drum ever weighed 146 pounds (about 66 kg).
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