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Man catches 350 pound grouper off Florida coast

It was caught with a hook and line in December in roughly 600 feet of water.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

(CNN) - A man in Florida has a huge fish story to tell that’s actually true.

The fisherman caught a Warsaw Grouper weighing 350 pounds.

It was caught with a hook and line in December in roughly 600 feet of water.

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimate the fish is 50 years old.

That makes it the oldest they’ve ever collected for their program.

Warsaw Groupers can grow to nearly 8 foot long and can weigh up to nearly 600 pounds.

The largest one ever caught in Florida was nearly 440 pounds.