SIMON O'CONNOR/STUFF

ENORMOUS snapper stuns locals

A casual Saturday fishing trip ended up becoming one of the best days of their fishing career Ben Rielly, Hanan Deken, and Laura Knox reeled in a 14kg Snapper. 

The crew caught the fish out off Wairau Rd in Oakura, South of New Plymouth and was 94cm. 

According to Ben, the beach was flooded with locals wanted a look at the monster fish as no one had seen a snapper of that size. 

The fish could feed a family for ages, but Riley's plans are to preserved and mount the fish.