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Largest swordfish ever caught in Australia may miss out on record due to fishing association requirements

The largest swordfish ever caught in Australia — and the second-largest in the world — may miss out on the official record because it did not meet strict rules in the way it was caught.

  • ABC Illawarra
  • Nick McLaren

The monster fish was caught off Mallacoota near the NSW Victorian border on Sunday afternoon by a crew from the Ulladulla Game Fishing Club.

Merku 1aIt weighed in at 436.2 kilograms, well above what is thought to be the current Australian record of 349kg for a swordfish, caught by a Melbourne man at the same location late last month.

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