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The biggest Marlin ever caught in Kenya was 1196lbs caught by Angus Paul of Neptune 8-9 years ago. The fish was brought into Malindi and the mold hangs on the fishing club wall still.
Stu’s fish yesterday was 1062lbs caught on the rips off Watamu, Kenya. There was a 2 and a half hour fight on 100lbs line class for British angler Roger Sutherland. The fish came up to the teaser 3 times after which he switched to the 50lbs flat line which the crew, against all natural instincts, had to wind away from the fish..! The Marlin followed the boat for over 2 miles before dropping back to take a lure – the longest 20 minutes of the crew and skipper’s lives… tension ran high on deck as they watched the fish prop-watch at the back of the boat for quarter of an hour or so. Eventually the fish swallowed a tag-line lure and the fight was on.
This is one of Roger’s many Marlin caught in the last 10 years and is certainly one to remember – huge congratulations to him. Stu has caught over 400 Marlin in his career – under 10 of those have been brought in to the gantry. Stuart is a passionate member of the ABF and endorses Tag and Release under regular circumstances. Needless to say, this was a unique situation and he’s extremely pleased with his Grander.
This Marlin is the first Grander caught worldwide this year, the first Grander brought into Watamu, The first Grander for skipper angler, crew and boat and the second in the history of Kenyan fishing. Well done boys!