Fishing is Antigonish woman’s passion

Dan MacDougall didn’t just admire his daughter’s ability to overcome the bluefin tuna. He and the rest of the crew aboard his tuna chartering boat, Jan & Grace, stepped aside while Grace MacDougall took charge, grabbing hold of the line carrying the enormous fish. The job of wiring the tuna, the final moments of an epic tug-of-war match, belonged to her. She succeeded in drawing the bluefin to the surface on the late September day.

“I don’t know of any girl that I know of in the world that can handle wiring a tuna like Grace,” said her father. “It’s extremely rare to see girls do that because it requires a combination of technique and strength and Grace has both down pat.”

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