NJ Fish And Wildlife Announces New State Record Albacore Tuna

December 7, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–NJ Fish and Wildlife has announced that a new record albacore tuna was caught in October. The new record fish, caught by angler, Matthew Florio, broke the previous record for albacore tuna which had been caught in 1984 by 3.4 ounces. Matthew was chunking off the boat Luna Sea at the east elbow of Hudson Canyon when he reeled in the fish.

Matthew was using a Kevin Bogan 30 Stand Up rod and Penn 30 reel with 60-pound monofilament when he landed the fish. A butter fish served as the bait.

The new record albacore tuna measured 48 and 3/8 inches in length and had a girth of 37 inches.

New Jersey State Record Saltwater Fish

Angler Matthew Florio caught the new record albacore tuna in October, breaking the previous 1984 record by 3.4 ounces.

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