Giant Sunfish NY 1909

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In an article in The Oregon Daily Journal on October 31, 1909 it stated that: BIG SUNFISH IN NET; WEIGHS 500 POUNDS New York. Oct 30. When the crew of the fishing steamer Florence Stream were lifting nets off Montauk Point recently. Captain Hagan’s men had an extra time of It in drawing up one of the net. When the pet was finally hauled aboard it was found to contain a giant aunflsh. Louis Knol, a fisherman, who for the last 60 years haa been connected with the Washington Market says that the fish Is the largest sunfish that ever came to the market It weighs more than 600 pounds. The dorsal fin is 29 Inches Jong. The fish Is four feet long and five feet wide.

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