Fisherman catches legendary 10ft-long Pig Nose fish in Canada

Disfigured sturgeon reeled in by 19-year-old

B.C. Fishermen Wrangle a Whopper of a Sturgeon

A humongous, disfigured fish named the Pig Nose has been caught by a brave fisherman on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada.

Nick McCabe, 19, landed the 10ft-long, 650lb sturgeon outside of Lytton after having his eye on the weird fish for a while.

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His co-worker Jeff Grimolfson told Canada's Global News: "We're walking on clouds."

He added: "His name is Pig Nose and you can see why – he damaged his nose 40 years ago."

The pair are guides with River Monster Adventures, a fishing company that offers sturgeon tours and trips.

Grimolfson told the Huffington Post Canada that it took hours to reel in the massive fish on Tuesday night.

He said that he was sure that the fish was the legendary decades-old sturgeon that had been tagged and micro chipped in the past. Once they caught the fish, they took some photos and measurements, made sure the fish was healthy and then let it go.

Speaking about his colleague, Grimolfson told the Global News: "He's been doing really well all summer. He caught another really big fish a couple weeks ago. He saw it jump out of water and said, 'I'm going to catch that fish.' He fished in the same spot for four days and caught him."

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