While jigging off Latham Island, Tanzania Jason Alexiou captured this enormous dogtooth tuna (Gymnosarda unicolor) that tipped the scales at 102.8 kg (226 lb 10 oz) – eclipsing the current men’s 37kg (80 lb) line class record by more than 2.5 kg (5 lb).

After crushing the Yozuri Hydrometer jig, the massive doggy put up a brutal 40-minute fight that tested all of Alexiou’s wits, as well as the drag on his Shimano Stella.

If approved, this will be the third heaviest dogtooth tuna ever recorded by the IGFA – only four pounds shy of the All-Tackle record.

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