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State says Savannah man catches record 205-pound swordfish


SAVANNAH, Georgia — State officials say a Savannah man pulled in a record-setting, 205-pound and 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore.

Officials with the Coastal Resources Division said in a statement this week that Brendin Page is the newest Georgia saltwater gamefish record holder, surpassing the previous mark by almost 20 pounds set in 1980.

Page battled the fish for 90 minutes on May 31 and the weight was certified by Charles Russo of Russo's Fresher Seafoods in Savannah.

The Coastal Resources Division maintains records for men and women for 58 species of saltwater fishes, including 13 species of sharks.

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