Couple Reels In Massive 300-Pound Goliath Grouper While Fishing On Florida Beach

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SANIBEL, #Florida – A couple fishing at the beach got a huge surprise when they reeled in a 300 pound Goliath grouper.

“I have never seen a fish that big and I #fish a lot, and I have caught some big fish,” said Taylor Buckely.

“It was just a spectacle,” he told CBS affiliate.

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Early Wednesday, Buckely was relaxing on Sanibel and noticed a couple fishing with a large fishing rod.

“But then I could see the rod tip moving, so there was a fish on it,” said Buckley.

Graciela Mahana shot the whole thing on her cell phone.

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“For me it was very, very crazy because she was fighting with it,” said Mahana.

Mahana says the woman fought the goliath grouper for about an hour.

“You could see a dorsal fin and then a tail would come out,” said Buckley.

Finally they were able to get the fish out of the water.

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“You would never expect that in a surf situation. You don’t catch fish like that by casting in to the surf,” said Buckley.

The couple took a couple photos with the big catch and then released the fish back into the water.

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Source : (Video : Youtube) (Article : WTSP News)