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General withdrawn from the army captures 877-pound bluefin tuna, breaks state record

A Delaware man picked up a huge 877-pound bluefin tuna on March 17 and finally set a new record for bluefin tuna in North Carolina, the state's Marine Fisheries Division announced Monday.

two hours for Scott Chambers, a retired general of Townsend's army, to roll the fish out of the Oregon inlet, which is just off the coast of North Carolina.

The fish was 113 inches long and 79 inches in diameter. The massive tuna broke the state record by 72 pounds, making it the largest bluefin tuna catch recorded since 2011, according to the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, which certified the record.

Still, Chambers' capture is far from the 1979 world record. That year, a 1,496-pound bluefin tuna was caught in Nova Scotia, according to the Marine Fisheries Division of North Carolina.

Chambers and a representative from the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries were not immediately available for additional comments when Fox News contacted them on Tuesday.

Madeline Farber is a reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.


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