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New Hampshire trooper reels in massive 650-pound tuna during fishing trip

RYE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state trooper reeled in a big fish — a massive 650-pound tuna.

Nick Cyr says he was reading a book on his boat with two lines out Tuesday in Rye when he got a bite. He tells WBZ-TV he could immediately tell it was a big fish, the biggest he’s reeled in in a decade of tuna fishing.

Cyr says the fish spun the boat in circles and dragged it for about 2 miles. After a 90-minute tug-of-war, Cyr managed to reel in the 9-foot Atlantic bluefin tuna.

This type of tuna can weigh up to 1,499 pounds (680 kilograms), though that’s rare.

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He says the big check he received for the tuna will help finance what he calls his low-stress hobby of fishing.