Virginia Beach boat crew catches 466 pound swordfish

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A Virginia Beach-based boat crew hopes to break a state record with a catch last week for a swordfish weighing in at 466 pounds.

In a post shared on Facebook, Rudee’s Inlet Station Marina shared its excitement as the “Rebel” boat crew stood alongside an enormous swordfish.

Rebel and crew with a new pending VA State Record Sword. 466 lbs

Posted by Rudee's Inlet Station Marina on Friday, August 16, 2019

Although they say it was caught outside of state waters, the crew is pushing to have it recognized for a state record.

A name fitting for its crew, the Rebel could possibly dethrone a swordfish state record held by Virginia Beach resident Joseph T. Harris after catching a swordfish that weighed 446 pounds back in September of 2012.

For now, the record is still pending as the crew waits for the state officials to confirm the catch.

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