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July 30, 2012

Record-Breaking Tarpon Caught In Trinidad

Tournament angler sets new national record for tarpon with a 198-pounder

Angler Jimmy Aboud of team Outcast caught a record breaking 198-pound tarpon in the first session of the Trini Tarpon Tournament which began on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Bayshore, Trinidad.

Aboud's fish broke the previous Trinidad and Tobago record of 187 pounds held by JP Agostini since  2007.

The fish was caught less than a minute after his team released a 120-pound tarpon. Captain Peter Aboud said his 18-year-old son has been fishing tarpon in Trinidad waters for the last five years but this catch was by far his most rewarding.

Captain Aboud said that the record-breaking fish was caught early in the two-day tournament, so he and his team won't be celebrating anything just yet.

The tournament is being hosted at the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club (TTYC).