WOAH: Is this fish a record catch?
20-YEAR-OLD Jordan Flood may have just reeled in a new state record with a whopping 95.05kg striped marlin.
The Newport man was fishing off the continental shelf east of Cape Moreton where he landed a 2.26m beast - a catch that is now pending a new Queensland record.
The previous record was an 84kg striped marlin caught in 1989 by a fisherman named Brad Job.
"We saw that we had about six to seven striped marlin out the back of the boat and we ended up having a triple hookup," he said.
"After my fish took about 300m of line we ended up losing the other two while concentrating on getting line back to my fish."
The Newport Game Fish member said his catch swam deeper and wrapped its tail up in the line causing it to drown and making the young fisher's job even harder.
"It was a bit of a struggle trying to get the fish up as it was just dead weight and we couldn't go too hard on it as the hooks might pull or the line snap," he said.
After a 45 minute struggle the men managed to land the fish, tag it and unwrap it before attempting to bring it back to life.
With no success they took it to shore and had it weighed at the Moreton Bay Boat Club.
The huge fish was caught using a 24kg line on a skirted lure called Pink Lumo made by Peter Pakula.
It was Mr Flood's first striped marlin which he said was exciting but not the biggest fish he's caught - having landed larger black marlin in Cairns.
The catch is the first pending Queensland record for the Newport Gamefish Club.