CLASSIC CATCH: Jack Boric with the 25.6kg longtail tuna he caught at Noosa on the weekend.
CLASSIC CATCH: Jack Boric with the 25.6kg longtail tuna he caught at Noosa on the weekend. Contributed

That's a big tuna, but is it enough for the record books?

IT has taken hundreds of attempts, but a "mad keen"

Noosa fisherman has finally landed the catch of his dreams.

Jackson (Jack) Boric caught a massive 25.6kg longtail tuna off the rocks in Noosa last Saturday.

While the feat has seen the 17-year-old recognised as a local and online fishing hero, he is still jumping through hoops to get the record catch recognised by the Queensland Game Fishing Association.

His application for the record has been delayed as the association has concerns his Facebook group, Precision Fishin, does not qualify as a fishing club.

Record applicants must prove they are part of a fishing club to be eligible for a record.

If successful, Mr Boric will smash the Queensland 15kg line record set in 1970 with a 21.34kg catch off Moreton

Island.

WHAT'S MAKING NEWS:

Setting out to fish every day of the week with best friend Justin McNab, Mr Boric has caught a few big fish during his three months on the Sunshine Coast.

But when this tuna took the garfish bait and 350m of line in the first run, he knew he was on to a whopper.

"The water was clear and I could see it cruising along in the back of the surf," he said.

"We had hooked a big shark an hour beforehand so we were worried it would come over and eat it.

"Then a guy in a tinnie came close to running over my line, so I yelled out at him and he did the courteous thing and went around it."

After a half-hour struggle, Mr Boric landed the tuna.

Knowing they were on to a big thing, they quickly packed up and had the mighty fish weighed at

Davo's Tackle World, much to the delight of those in the store.

The effort won him the title of catch of the week at the store.

Determined to go bigger and better, Mr Boric has ordered 4kg International Game Fishing Association- rated line with the hope of targeting an international record.

The open-line class game-fishing record for longtail tuna stands at 35.9kg.



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