Man doesn’t realize he caught record-breaking fish until after eating it

Read this story, and you will think twice about every sushi order you make for the rest of your life.

Angler Dennis Tilden reeled in a real mammoth of a Pacific Barracuda at the Boston Whaler Fishing Tournament in Costa Rica. But this wasn’t just any catch. The finned find set an IGFA record for heaviest Pacific ‘cuda.

Except, Tilden kind of didn’t realize that he had a monumental catch on his hand until it was too late. says that Tilden, and the captain of the boat didn’t realize they had caught the record-breaking fish until they were feasting on it. In fact, it was the chef at the Crocodile Bay Resort who had just whipped the barracuda into ceviche for the hotel guests who made the discovery.

Crocodile Bay fishing director Todd Staley wrote:

“As the chef was preparing a barracuda ceviche and getting the rest ready for dinner, Dennis mentioned the captain’s comment. A check with the IGFA record book showed the biggest recorded was 28 lbs. Tilden’s fish at just under 32 lbs made a delicious world record meal.”

The record-setting fishsticks weighed in at “just under 32-pounds, which is 23-pounds heavier than the current IGFA record for Pacific Barracuda, and 4-pounds heavier than the largest recorded Pacific Barracuda ever caught.”

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Crocodile Bay

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