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Posted: February 22, 2015

Must-see: Teen catches 1,058-pound fish in Hawaii

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

KONA, Hawaii —

Now that's a big fish.

A New York teen caught a 1,058-pound blue marlin off the coast of Kona, Hawaii, last week, Hawaii News Now reports.

Kai Rizzuto, 16, said it took 30 minutes to reel in the fish, which was 11 feet long.

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"I'll tell you, it was the hardest 30 minutes I've ever fought a fish," said Kai, who is believed to be the youngest person to catch a "grander" in the area. "When I saw that fish at the end of line, I was just thinking, 'Don't break off. Do not break off.'"

The fish, which died as it was brought to shore, reportedly was shared with people in the area.

"My estimate is today, there are over 100 people that are enjoying that fish," said Jim Rizzuto, Kai's grandfather.

For more information, visit Ihu Nui Sportfishing's website or Facebook page.

Click here or scroll down to see photos of the blue marlin.

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