Fisherman Catches 200-Year-Old Rockfish

Henry Liebman had no idea that an ordinary fishing trip would turn into a record-breaking discovery. On June 21, the Alaska fisherman caught a 40-pound rockfish that experts speculate is at least 200 years old, according to the Daily Mail U.K.

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Liebman reeled in the fish from a depth of about 900 feet and didn't realize how incredible his catch was until much later.

"I knew it was abnormally big [but I] didn't know it was a record until on the way back we looked in the Alaska guide book that was on the boat," said Liebman.

The last gigantic fish caught was about 32-and-a-half-inches and was believed to be 200 years old. Because Liebman's measured in at almost 41 inches, experts believe the fish to be much older.

Still, Liebman's fish is not the biggest ever caught. In 1979, a sport fisherman hauled in a bluefin tuna that weighed 1,496 pounds.

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