(Karl Webber pic)

After a long spell fishing off Kapiti Island, Lee and Reece Claxton were about to call it a day, when one of their fishing rods “went off”.

Something had taken a liking to the live jack mackerel attached to an 80 lb braid.

Reece handed the rod to Lee who would begin a very physical battle to land a whopping 28.38 kg kingfish late on Wednesday afternoon on their boat called Fish n Chips.

Lee initially thought it was a barracuda but quickly knew it was something a lot larger.

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