Annette Clivedin was a new mother.
She had just delivered her first baby when she received a call from her husband, who was out fishing.
It was the day she had been dreading for a long time: her husband had caught a fish.
“We were on our way to the boat and we were both crying,” she said.
“He’s like, ‘We just caught a tuna!'”
Clivedens daughter, who had been working at a fish shop, overheard them, so she got on board the boat.
The two were in the water for three hours, but the mother-of-two had a good day.
“She was so excited and I was so scared, so I couldn’t even say anything,” Clivedins daughter said.
But that day, the Clivedes’ catch was worth it.
The catch caught an 18-footer and the family has now become a popular fishing charter for fishermen in northern New Jersey.
In fact, this is the only time they’ve caught a big fish in a nursing home in the county.
“It’s been awesome,” Clivesen said.
In this Jan. 25, 2017 photo, Annette, right, and Mark, left, hold the baby fish they caught on March 5, 2017.
Clivedings son, Mark, has also caught big fish at nursing homes in the past.
“I have no idea how we did it,” Clivets son said.
The Clivedts are the first nursing home to catch big fish.
Mark, a licensed commercial fisherman, said he had been fishing with friends at a nursing facility in Fort Lee, N.J. and saw the Clivesons fishing on the shoreline.
“They were just fishing and there was this big fish,” Mark said.
Mark said he caught the fish and gave it to his dad, who also caught a huge fish.
The family has since become a frequent fishing group.
“My dad’s a very big fish guy, so he caught it and brought it back to the house,” Mark Clivett said.
When it comes to catching big fish, Clivedt family is not alone.
“This has been a pretty common occurrence,” Mark told The Associated Press.
He said his dad and his friends were always there fishing, which makes fishing in nursing homes a little easier for him.
Mark Cliverts son, who caught the big fish on his father’s fishing boat, has since made a career out of catching big, fish.
In a recent interview with ABC News, Mark Clivents son told ABC News he has made $200,000 from the catch.
He says his dad is a great fisherman and has caught big, big fish off the coast of the Jersey Shore.
“Dad and I have always been good friends,” Mark added.