A RYE fishing boat landed four tuna fish overnight on Tuesday in what has been described as a ‘once in a lifetime’ occurrence.
Terry Hadden, of Rye Bay Fish, said: “I am in my 60’s and have never seen that before in local waters. It is very rare. I don’t think I’ll live to see it again.
“The tuna were the smaller skipjack type and weighed around 3kg to 4kg each.
“They were caught between Hastings and Rye in a drift net.”
Tuna are generally only found in warm waters.
They are part of the mackeral family and can grow to lengths in excess of 15 feet in some waters.