I recently had the pleasure of talking to Ken Frasier, the man who holds the world record for BFT on Rod & Reel. The fish was caught in Aulds Cove, NS on October 26, 1979, it weighed in at a whopping 1496lbs, and the record has not been broken to this day!!!!
He has recently published a book "POSSESSED" about his experiences fishing BFT in the "GLORY DAYS" of Tuna fishing. I purchased a book from him, and it was a very interesting read. If you would like a copy of the book, you can buy one from him directly at http://www.kenfraser.ca or I have set-up a listing on Ebay to help him sell a few coppies.