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08/27/2015 14:04 EDT | Updated 08/27/2016 01:12 EDT

Boy catches 486-pound bluefin tuna off Prince Edward Island's northeastern shore

NAUFRAGE, P.E.I. — A 10-year-old boy from Prince Edward Island is hoping he landed a world record when he reeled in a 220-kilogram bluefin tuna off the province's northeastern shore.

Koen Norton set out on his family's charter boat on Sunday in Naufrage Harbour hoping to break the International Game Fish Association's record for the biggest tuna ever caught by a child aged 10 and under using the stand-up fishing technique.

Norton says it took him about an hour to reel in the monster fish, which weighs more than four times as much as he does.

His father Greg Norton says the previous record was set earlier this month by two brothers from Tasmania, who landed two tunas weighing in at 112 kilograms and 122 kilograms.

Although his son's potential record blows the previous one out of the water, Norton says the family is not sending in the application papers just yet.

He says Koen is back out on the water today trying to land an even bigger tuna.

The Canadian Press