No fish tale: Nearly 760-pound swordfish is Florida record

This one didn’t get away.

A Cape Coral couple’s fishing trip out of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada turned into a record haul after an eight hour fight landed a swordfish that tipped the scales at 757.8 pounds.

Florida’s previous swordfish record — 672 pounds — also happened in the Florida Keys and dates back 41 years, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

In a Facebook posting, Captain Nick Stanczyk details the tremendous catch that happened aboard his boat, the Broad Minded, on March 31 in a trip booked by customers Bill and Debbie Lussier.