After 1h45 of a fierce fight, a fisherman pulls out a 240 kg tuna off the island of Oléron

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-19 19:45:02

A fisherman from La Rochelle recently distinguished himself by pulling a monster out of the water.

That's what we call a nice catch!

Sylvain Helleux, fisherman from La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), managed the feat of bringing up a 240 kg tuna on September 17 off the island of Oléron, report our colleagues from Sud Ouest, who specify that it is possibly from a local record.

Il pêche a colossal thon of 240 kg

Professional and adept sin reasoned to the line, Sylvain Helleux pulled this monster out of the water after 1h45 of a fierce fight.

Not a little proud, he confided in this impressive take.

« It's so fabulous to see these fish come up from the depths “, enthused the interested party told in the columns of South West.

« I left with two friends who practice pescatourism, recreational fishing. When the fish bit, I first thought it was normal size. He emptied 3 or 400 meters of line at the touch, we followed him with the boat so as not to break and to tire him. After an hour, we saw him rise to the surface for the first time. That's when I realized it was a big one. But he was still probing behind the boat. “, he continued.

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Under the admiring gaze of his friends, Sylvain Helleux was patient and finally managed to reassemble the sea monster. The day of the 3 fishermen was also very prolific since another 190 kg tuna was caught.

The trio now hopes to sell these two beautiful catches for a good price, but it is not won.

« I hope that the sale will be around 10 or 11 euros per kilo. The biggest fish are not necessarily the easiest to sell “explained the fisherman.

Source : South West