|Date||1 Nov 1973|
The 1443-pound (654.08kg) monster, a new Australian record, was caught by Michael McGrath from Cairns waters on November 1, 1973 on Restless II with Capt. Peter B Wright. This was one of two 1400lb fish caught in 1973.
The first was just a few weeks earlier caught by Garrick Agnew (Perth) fishing on Pannawonica. Garrick’s fish weighed 1417lbs (8 October).