First-time very lucky for tuna fisho Jarrod

BIG CATCH: Jarrod Williams (centre) with the 141 kilogram tuna he reeled in near Lawrence Rocks in Portland on Monday: "It's always been a dream of mine." Pictures: Supplied.

BIG CATCH: Jarrod Williams (centre) with the 141 kilogram tuna he reeled in near Lawrence Rocks in Portland on Monday: "It's always been a dream of mine." Pictures: Supplied.

A man who travelled to Portland for his first tuna fishing experience has reeled in a 141 kilogram monster. 

TIGHT LINE: Jarrod hooks up the huge tuna: "It suddenly felt really heavy and the fish started tugging so hard I thought I’d get dragged in."

TIGHT LINE: Jarrod hooks up the huge tuna: "It suddenly felt really heavy and the fish started tugging so hard I thought I’d get dragged in."

Jarrod Williams, 20, was located near Lawrence Rocks on Monday when he felt the line tighten: 

“It suddenly felt really heavy and the fish started tugging so hard I thought I’d get dragged in,” he said. 

CATCH OF THE DAY: Jarrod and his delighted fellow anglers prepare the fish: “I had never caught a tuna before ... I was pretty stoked."

CATCH OF THE DAY: Jarrod and his delighted fellow anglers prepare the fish: “I had never caught a tuna before ... I was pretty stoked."

Mr Williams, who lives in Drysdale, reeled the giant fish in on his own in just 45-minutes. 

“I go fishing up to four times a week, but it’s always snapper, mullet or gummy shark,” he said. “I had never caught a tuna before.

“I thought I’d catch a couple of 20kg ones, so I was pretty stoked. It’s always been a dream of mine to catch one of the big ones”.