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Grander Blue Marlin 1238 lbs / Potential New IGFA World Record /80 lbs line

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Potential New IGFA World Record on 80 lbs line category

 

 

 

Angler & Photo credit: Stephan Kreupl / German

 

 

 

Captain: Yann

 

 

 

Boat: Black Marlin

 

 

 

Team: Black Marlin

 

 

 

Date: 30/01/2007

 

 

 

Place: Rodrigues Island / Indian Ocean

 

 

 

Fish: Blue Marlin / Makaira nigricans / Makaira mazara

 

 

 

Weight: 1238 lbs / 561.5 kg

 

 

 

Method: Stand up fight

 

 

 

Fight time: 40 minutes

 

 

 

Reel: Shimano Tiagra 80  http://amzn.to/2uAqU9P

 

 

 

Line: 80 lbs

 

 

 

Lure: Williamson Big Blue Cavitator

 

 

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40 minutes on a grander, that's puttin the screws to a fish! drool.gif would love to see one of them before I die. Looking for two decades and I haven't broke 500 yet. Helluva fish, way to go!

 

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View Postwhere are the YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE KILLED THIS FISH COMMENTS?... good catch, nice an quick, congrats on the ifga recordclapping.gif

 

 

Don't encourage them..............

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View PostPotential New IGFA World Record on 80 lbs line category

 

Angler & Photo credit: Stephan Kreupl / German

 

Captain: Yann

 

Boat: Black Marlin

 

Team: Black Marlin

 

Date: 30/01/2007

 

Place: Rodrigues Island / Indian Ocean

 

Fish: Blue Marlin / Makaira nigricans / Makaira mazara

 

Weight: 1238 lbs / 561.5 kg

 

Method: Stand up fight

 

Fight time: 40 minutes

 

Reel: Shimano Tiagra 80

 

Line: 80 lbs

 

Lure: Williamson Big Blue Cavitator

 

 

 

 

 

GMA wink.gif

 

Is that a monster Marlin? If not, what is??clapping.gifclapping.gifclapping.gifclapping.gif

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The reason the fight was so short is that they obviously backed the boat down on the fish so as not to loose him. Although Hemmingway would have scoffed at the tactic, it's one hell of a fish!

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