A very large and very old Sturgeon was caught and released in the Fraser River in British Columbia last week. It took an English angler who was visiting with his wife more than 90 minutes to reel the 1,1000 pound 12-foot 4-inch fish.
Dean Werk, a guide for Great River Fishing Adventures, said that over a span of 25 years he’d never seen a sturgeon that ancient or big (it is likely the largest fish ever caught with a fishing pole).
“We have helped to collectively tag more than 47,000 white sturgeon since 1995, and scanned in excess of 90,000 tagged sturgeon that have been caught and released,” said Werk.
“This tells us this dinosaur fish hasn’t been caught in at least 18 years if ever at all. I’d bet she’s over 100 years old.”