New Jersey firefighter and policeman land $767,000 tuna


There is fishing for riches and then there is actually hooking the big one.

A firefighter and police sergeant from New Jersey teamed to catch a 236.5 pound bigeye tuna in the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland, reported.

Thanks to the size of the fish and the tournament's purse money the catched earned them a check to the tune of — tuna — $736,091.

Rich Kosztyu, the firefighter, and Brian Suschke, the policeman, will share their riches with lifelong friend Damien Romeo, who owns the boat they were fishing on for the tournament.

“He fought the fish for about an hour,” Suschke said of the catch on Aug. 10.

Their tuna edged one that was 233 pounds. First prize in the tournament, which carries prize money of more than $4.4 million, was $400,000 and the collected extra dough due to buy-ins and the blue-marlin pot, as the winning catch in that category was not entered in that category.

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