Following a long day’s fishing on a river in Lillooet, Canada, Nick McCabe is somewhat disappointed with his haul. But suddenly the teenager catches sight of something leaping into the air from the water. Could it really be? With friends by his side, he tells them to hang on, as their boat goes darting after the creature.
During August 2016, McCabe was working as a guide on the Fraser River for a fishing company that provides tours. And located in the Canadian province of British Columbia, this stretch has a reputation for housing some incredibly large fish. So with that in mind, the young fisherman remained eagle-eyed as he took clients out on the water.
Now, McCabe was joined by a group of buddies on one particular day, aiming to write his name into local folklore. But as we previously mentioned, the trip appeared to backfire on the group, since they struggled to find anything of note. However, their luck changed in a big way later on.
After a potential catch was sighted, McCabe and his group set off after it. Once he hooked it, the guide engaged in an epic tussle with the creature, desperate to bring it in. By the end of the fight, he reeled in the giant fish, and made a bit of history in the process.