Seventeen-year-old catches 300-kilogram swordfish in Florida
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 8:48 AM - You can't get much luckier than that.
Adam Satter headed out to fish with his family off the coast of Jupiter, Florida and the 17-year-old Florida native was surprised when he reeled in a 300-kilogram swordfish.
The family weighed and posed with the animal once they headed back to shore.
The Satters have put in paperwork to see if the catch breaks any world records, but that seems unlikely. Despite the impressive size of the swordfish, the biggest one ever caught according to the International Game Fish Association weighed more than 500 kg. That's hard to imagine!
This was the young Adam Satter's second attempt at catching this kind of fish but it was definitely worthy of a celebration. The family proceeded to carve it up and hand out swordfish steaks to impressed onlookers.
A little more about swordfish
While many thing the "sword" is used as a spear, that's not actually correct. Instead the fish uses it to slash the prey and weaken it.
It also happens to be one of the fastest fish out there, reaching speeds of nearly 100 km/h.
The swordfish, also known as Xiphias Gladius is found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean in waters no deeper than 550 meters.
While they are commonly used as a foodsource around the world, a growing concern about mercury levels in swordfish has led to decreased consumption in children and pregnant women.