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78-pound albacore becomes New Jersey’s new state record

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey Fish and Wildlife announced that a new record albacore tuna was caught in October.

The new record fish, caught by angler, Matthew Florio, broke the previous record for albacore tuna which had been caught in 1984 by 3.4 ounces.

Matthew was chunking off the boat Luna Sea at the east elbow of Hudson Canyon when he reeled in the 78 pound, 2.4 ounce fish.

Matthew was using a Kevin Bogan 30 Stand Up rod and Penn 30 reel with 60-pound monofilament when he landed the fish. A butter fish served as the bait.

The new record albacore tuna measured 48 and 3/8 inches in length and had a girth of 37 inches.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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