Huge grouper caught in Mayaro

Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 00:00

A Facebook post of a group of men trying to pull a large grouper into the back of a pick-up truck, has attracted tens of thousands of viewers.

The video was uploaded by ENT! BREAKING NEWS with the title: "Huge Grouper like fish caught at Mayaro, Trinidad"

The video appears to have been shot by Pooran Ramlakhan.

The fish is still alive as the men struggle to load the new catch into the truck.

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Groupers are known to grown to some enormous sizes.

In September 2010, a Costa Rican newspaper reported a 2.3-m (7.5-ft) grouper in Cieneguita, Limón. The weight of the fish was 250 kg (550 lb) and it was lured using one kilogram of bait.

In November 2013, a 310-kg (686-lb) grouper had been caught and sold to a hotel in Dongyuan, China.

In August 2014 off Bonita Springs in Florida (USA) a big grouper took in one gulp a 4-foot shark which an angler had caught.

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