Sport: Good Catch

Big-game fishing, like any other kind of fishing, is partly a matter of luck—being at the right place at the right time. One day last week, Commander Duncan Hodgson of the Royal Canadian Navy was at the right place, St. Ann Bay, Nova Scotia, at the right time, 1 p.m. He caught a whopper. Moreover, he did it with almost primitive disregard for what U.S. tuna experts consider standard routine.

The standard routine in going after the big boys (300 Ibs. and up) is to use a batch of expensive equipment, hire a trim cruiser with a smart crew, then settle comfortably...

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