A 9-year-old New Jersey boy caught something unexpected and incredible during a fishing trip in British Columbia.
On Monday, Kegan Rothman traveled to British Columbia with his father after they heard rumors of gigantic prehistoric fish swimming in a local river. Sure enough, Rothman managed to catch one of the huge sturgeon — but not without a fight.
“I felt like I was going to pass out,” he said, “because I really didn’t think I was going to make it but I actually did.”
After a two-hour battle between 80-pound Rothman and the 600-pound fish, the boy proved victorious.
“It is the most excitement I’ve ever had with a fish. It was so hard to hold onto the rod,” he said. “I thought the fish was going to pull me into the water.”
Rothman and his dad ultimately let the fish back into the water, but not before documenting the incredible feat with pictures and video.
Watch video of Rothman’s catch below.
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