Woman reels in massive bass grouper off Australia's coast
PERTH, Australia – A 68-year-old woman's afternoon fishing with her son in Australia turned into quite the memory when she reeled in a massive haul.
Sue Elcock caught a 136-pound fish -- 163 inches long -- off the coast of western Australia.
It was an early morning excursion. The expectations not high. The sun was shining over the coastline of Lancelin, a town 120 kilometers north of Perth. Sue Elcock enjoying some family time on holidays from the United Kingdom when suddenly there was a nibble on the line.
Forty minutes later, Sue Elcock, her son Simon Elcock, and a few others could see the outline.
Measuring 162 centimeters, the giant bass grouper is nearly two inches taller than Sue herself.
"I couldn't believe it, I didn't even know what it was,” Elcock said. “Obviously, I don't go fishing in England. I play golf."
The team reeled in the prize, which weighed a whopping 136 pounds.
"The hand that was underneath was actually in one of the gills trying to hold it on my lap, but you just couldn't get hold of it, it was so big," Elcock said.
She's now known as a legend on the boat, pulling in its biggest-ever catch.
"I'm very proud of her, very jealous as well,” Simon Elcock said of his mother. “I'd said she wasn't even meant to be fishing, only to be watching."
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