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12-Year-Old Schoolgirl Catches Record-Breaking 44 Stone Tuna

23/10/2014 10:52 | Updated 20 May 2015

12-year-old schoolgirl Jenna Gavin catches record breaking 44st tuna

A 12-year-old schoolgirl has broken a world record by catching a 44 stone tuna fish.

Standing beside her catch, Jenna Gavin from Nova Scota, Canada, is swamped by the giant bluefin tuna.

Jenna battled with the fish for two hours. She said that her arms and hands began to hurt as her energy started to wane, but she didn't give in and finally hauled it on board the fishing boat.

The fish is 14 stone heavier than the previous world record catch by a girl aged 11 to 16 years old, which weighed 30 stone.

Jenna made the catch while on a fishing trip with her parents, John and Chandra, in the Northumberland Strait, eastern Canada.

For the record to stand, Jenna's parents had to leave her alone to battle and land the tuna.

Proud mother Chandra said: "I believed she could do it and I knew she had the ability and the strength but I was also aware it was a huge challenge.

"Jenna would agree that it was a difficult fish to catch, the last part of the fight was very hard, her legs were starting to shake and she was getting a bit teary.

"I encouraged her through the whole fight, I promised her an iPad mini if she didn't give up."

Proving there's no limit to the amount of strength a child can muster when there's an iPad at stake!

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