The biggest hoki in the world was caught and recored on 1998 near Cook Islands, New Zealand by a local fisherman. It had a big size of 120 inches. Local people believe that this big hoki wass a mysterious creature that can not be eaten, so they decided to put it back to the sea.
The story is not finished. After two weeks, the fisherman who caught and released the big hoki won a local lottery of 185000 USD. This made them strongly believe that big hoki will bring them good luck.
Today we may believe that this luck hoki now is still happily living there waiting for some luck guy who can find it again.
Hoki is a type of deep-sea fish in the hake family, also named blue grenadier or blue hake. They live in the middle depths of the water near the coasts of Australia and New Zealand with a relatively stable population. Most of them have a blue-green to silver color body with a narrower tail.