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Boy, 10, hooks giant fish

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, July 14, 2014

TEN-YEAR-OLD Joshua Jenkin of New Zealand could not believe his luck when he caught a whopping 80kg marlin in Sea Mount Bay off Kubulau in Bua last week.

An excited Joshua, who is holidaying with his parents and extended family at Savasi Island Resort in Savusavu, was still reeling from his fishing experience saying, the activity was one that would go down in his history books.

Joshua went out to sea last Wednesday with a few others for his first fishing experience.

He said he struggled for more than an hour before he could get hold of the enormous fish.

Prior to the catch, the Kiwi tourist said he kept praying for the line not to snap.

Joshua said it was a tough challenge battling with the fish but labelled it the most exciting experience of his life because he eventually managed to land it.

The memorable experience, he said, had developed in him a sense of love for Fiji, especially Savusavu.

Joshua said he would love to return to Savusavu in the future because it was an awesome place to spend the holiday.








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