Bahamas Blue Marlin Record Broken

July 6, 2011

Team Double Dog breaks previous Bahamas blue marlin record during the Bahamas Billfish Championship.

Team Double Dog, out of Fort Lauderdale, knew they had a fish that exceeded 900 pounds at the end of their line during the Treasure Cay leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC).

They just didn’t know it would shatter records. “At the weigh-in, the dock was electric with the new record,” commented Patrick Fetsch, general manager of Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina. Weighing in at 1,119 pounds, their blue marlin breaks the previous record of 1,060.5 pounds set in 1979 by Sam Jennings, of Miami, during the BBC’s Bimini leg.

Angler David Albury of Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas spent over three hours fighting his grander before the Double Dog team could bring it in the boat. Albury is the first Bahamian to hold the record.
“When we saw the fish in the spread, we could not believe our eyes,” said Double Dog owner Don McKinney. “We scrambled to clear the light tackle and get the 80s in position just in time for the giant blue to crash the port short.”

According to the Double Dog’s captain, Jason Parker, “It was team work all the way, especially when it came to getting the fish into the boat. We quickly realized that we were going to have a difficult time getting the fish through the transom door. We rigged a ‘come along’ to keep the fish straight while everyone aboard pulled the monster fish aboard.”

In addition to the record blue, Double Dog released a blue marlin and two white marlin, racking up 2,119 points to win first place at the Treasure Cay Championship. Team Zues, led by owner Sandy Smith and Capt. Glenn Cameron, released two blue marlin, two white marlin and a sailfish. Their 1,700 point accumulation garnered second place. During the 3-day tournament the 31 participating boats caught a total of 42 billfish—24 blue marlin, 11 white marlin and 7 sailfish.

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  • http://www.bigfishingshop.com Scott Rogers

    Congrats to Mr. Albury, and to skipper Jason and the crew of the Double Dog – that's a catch of a lifetime right there.

  • b

    What good is it now dead? These guys don't look like they need the protein.

    What a waste!!!!!!!!!!

    • jason parker

      Who cares about conserving these beasts when you can get a pat on the back between rum runners at the yacht club?

    • Derek Hines

      Billfish tournament catches that aren't used by the angler/crew are sually donated to the local charity food supply or research labratories. Please inform yourself before you post something that makes you look like an ignorant PETA nut. Sincerely, Derek.

      • jason parker

        Sure, the local charity needs endangered species to survive, the cost of fuel used during the tournament could have everyone on the island eating sirloin and dolphin sandwiches year-round. Please check yourself before you post something that is counter-intuitive, and a straw man fallacy.

        • Derek Hines

          FYI, the local islanders , if you've ever been to a place like that, benefit from and in fact some depend on these tournaments. The tourism and income this brings in allow many to support their families, and oh yeah, you have no idea what your talking about, these small island communities often eat MANY of these billfish big and small on a regular basis. A simple example for you- "The Old Man And The Sea" by the great Ernest Hemingway…….Touché

    • Bekka

      yeah it saddens me to see these beautiful creatures taken for a hero's high five. I love to fish, love to catch big fish but take a pic and release unless you plan on eating what you catch. Could it not have been tagged and released??

      It disturbs me to know "42 billfish—24 blue marlin, 11 white marlin and 7 sailfish" are now dead b/c people have the money to enter a tournament and fish to kill for prosperity and ahero's high five. I myself would have loved to hook that fish do not get me wrong, would have loved to take a photo of my catch and be dammed proud BUT I am sad it is dead :(

      • Richard

        If you would actually read the article, you would see that most of the fish were release.

      • fred

        if you think that taking 24 blue marlin is going to even put a slight denk even a nibble out of the population your a complete fool

      • jeff daugherty

        these fish are released completely unharmed.. You should know your facts before comenting.. This one hanging is the only one killed.. ONLY THIS ONE FISH, NOT 42???lol

        • MikeM

          JD, are you blind! Can't you see the other frign' Slab layin' on the dock. What a tool!

          • Roger

            I see two, not one but two count'em 2, too, two.

            See'em Jeffy?

      • Chase

        Your response is uneducated. You didnt even read the article.

    • vic

      agree

  • http://yahoo Fred Durst

    it's a money fish… none of us kill a fish unless it'the same situation.. A known winner . We all fish responsibly.

    • jason parker

      Well, by-God! If you're fishing for money, show me your commercial license! The owner of a $4 million boat certainly isn't making the payments with tournament winnings.

  • JR

    Sad….! Hard to believe that we are still killing these poor creatures in 2011.

  • weedline

    why not release it i see two dead marlin at that dock not very sporting .

  • john

    All the meat from the fish is utilized and given to charity, as someone stated above. The rest of the fish is given to research. If you want to bit@! At someone for killing fish go to the blue fin tuna commercial docks and complain there! If you call yourself an activist then atop eating you sushi and fish sandwiches

  • John

    As long as there eating the fish there is nothing sad about this. It's cruel killing any animal for food but we have been doing it forever. Even the vegetarians posting on this site are cruel for killing those poor little plants. EAT MORE MEAT!!

  • Dane

    Yes the article says that "During the 3-day tournament the 31 participating boats caught a total of 42 billfish—24 blue marlin, 11 white marlin and 7 sailfish". However usually in these turnaments there is a minumum weight limit for marlin to be killed so I doubt that many of these fish were killed. Most were probably released and only the heaviest blues that the captains thought may win or place in the tournament were killed.

  • Wayne

    Nine times out of ten a Marlin this size will not survive when released. It is better to bring it in and donate the meat to a charitable organization. When I was growing up we moved to Puerto Rico, I witnessed many years of tournaments in the late 60's early 70's, all fish caught were donated to the orphanages and food banks. Believe me none of the meat was wasted. If you want to gripe, complain about all the long-liners who "dump" all their by-catch, which consists of large amounts of billfish that can't be sold in the U.S.A. because it is a game fish. By the way if you have never eaten Marlin or other billfish you really don't know what you are missing.

    • Michael

      Any facts to back your claim up? In the late 60's and 70's fish like this were a lot more common – any guess as to why they aren't anymore?

      Hint: Look at the photo one more time.

      • http://baccaratair.com Antagonizer

        Are you for real? The reason there aren't as many fish like this to catch is for the reason stated above about the longliners.

  • Fred Thompson

    I have been fishing since I was 8 years old and I am a member of AARP now. It is stupid to try defending killing a Marlin. As a food source, eatable at best. We should come up with a method that allows for the fish to be release. I am not against fishing, all the contrary I love fishing. I love that fishing has that over hunting; you can release the animal unharmed at the end of the battle. If you truly love the sport of fishing it is a sure thing you want to pass it on to your children, and your grandchildren. Those two Marlin will never be caught again and believe me the crew doesn't keep the fish because it is not that good to eat, stop trying to make it like it is charitable to do. We need to come up with something for those tourneys were there is no need to kill the fish.

  • jordan

    congrats sirs! what a catch! that would make one serious bowl of marlin dip!

  • John C

    congrats! impressive catch!

  • thinknoutloud

    I`m a fisherman and hate to see a fish like that killed.What`s the point?Just to prove you caught it or that you can?A marlin that size isn`t really restaurant fare.It just seems like a waste to satisfy some arrogant egos is all.

  • Gary Lillig

    All these comments sound an awful lot like the Jealously Song. Meanwhile I'll just sit quietly, smile, and wish I was the one who caught it. Well Done.

  • BOCEPHUS

    CONGRADULATIONS GUYS. GOOD JOB. I WAS AT THE BIMINI BIG GAME CLUB 1979 WHEN THE FIRST GRANDER WAS CAUGHT.

  • Matt Long

    Ladies and gentlemen usually when a fish is that big it will fight to the death!!! I be willing to bet that it was indeed dead when it surfaced from that 3 hour fight…Being from Florida and love to fish I to would hate to see something that magnificent being hung up but it is what it is..

  • Paul mitchell

    Over my lifetime in FL I have seen the decimation of swordfish and marlin due to this and other practicies. We need to take te same policy as releasing sailfish to preserve these for ours and the next generation.

  • _Colt45

    If I ever catch a Grander you can bet your bottom $ she is coming to the scale! Congrats crew!

  • capt. john 'at

    the laws are changing, it is now illegal to kill a marlin in the bahamas unless it is during a sanctioned tournament, like this one. most of the fish are released, but large 'money' fish are occasionally brought in. a marlin is worth 600points now released, if you kill it you get a point a pound so unless over 600 then release. the large marlin are the reproducing females, the smaller males would have less species impact if killed for food. i released my last grander in treasure cay, a great feeling, she swam away healthy after a great fight, upright, balanced, loose and frisky.. a perfect ending.. most granders get away healthy, they are too big and pwerful, you have to get a bit lucky. there are fewer marlin than twenty years ago, they won't exist much longer. the bahamas was one of the largest seal colonies in the world, till man showed up, in less than 200 years they were killed to extinction.

  • Glenn

    While I agree with not killing a fish just because it is a record, there are a few facts missing here.

    First, fish in these tournaments are only killed if they are believed to be vying for the largest fish caught. I believe (but may be mixing up my sources of information) that they even lose points for killing larger fish. They get points for tagging and releasing.

    My brother used to fish some of these tournaments. I managed to guilt him into talking to the tournament director once to ask about the practice of killing the larger fish. According to the director it is actually the marinas and resorts that push for killing and hanging the fish up at the dock. It makes a great advertisement for them. That particular director would rather have them released. Makes weighing kind of difficult, though.

    As for the charity case, if you're looking to start a food bank, go for dolphin or kingfish. At least the meat isn't wasted even if the fish is.

  • Drew

    To kill those fish is far more harmful to the Islands and their people than the small bump in food bank contributions they might receive….how is this even being debated? Does any one realize how old that fish is? good thing you killed the largest Blue Marline ever taken in the Bahamas …brilliant!

  • ErikF

    seems to me that the people on here bashing this crew for killing a blue marlin are complete hipocrates.I've fished the BBC and other tournaments on a number of sportboats and most every fish caught by ALL boats are released.When you do catch a "kill fish",meaning one that is big enough to put you in the money,you take him.that particular fish was worth quite a bit of money,(anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000. in the BBC depending on the side bet amounts).Plus there used to be a $1,000,000 cash payout for anyone breaking the alltackle record during any of the five legs.Heres where the hipocrate part comes in,typically the crew gets a percentage of the earnings,which may be anywhere from $1,000-$10,000.

    Any of you granola nazi-tree huggers would kill a fish for that kinda money.Also theres not a capt. or mate anywhere that doesn't dream of putting a grander on the scale during a Bahamas tournament.It's alotta peoples goal in life,I know its mine.Don't bash someone for something so incredible.

  • ErikF

    Plus,anybody who hasn't paid their dues,and spent years in "the pit" shouldn't even be allowed to comment on this subject.A real fisherman would never put someone down for such a feat.

  • jason parker

    You're viewing the situation through your greedy eyes. You can keep your worthless $paper$. You should have planned your life better if a couple bucks is so hard to come by : )

  • BambiKiller

    Jesus Christ! Who are these people that are claiming to be so horrified by the killing of that fish??

    Let me give you young bucks a quick education on the plight of the "caught and released billfish"…

    Fact #1: I've been tournament fishing for 30 years…Every billfish tournamanet I have ever seen has at least one resident biologist present who utilizes various parts of the billfish for research. They get more data from 1 giant dead marlin than from ten thousand catch and release tags.

    Fact #2: In addition to the scientific research being done for the benefit of the entire species, the fish is donated and consumed by the locals…How is feeding people wasting anything? I'm sure they would also happily accept any donated snapper, dolphin, ect., anytime you want to give them some…I'm sure you all will be very charitable when you visit these places…

    Fact#3: According to the Billfish Foundation's tagging program, less than 5% of taggd sailfish are ever re-caught. It's less than 1% for blue marlin…Why do you think that is genuises? I've had several biologists tell me they believe the survival rate is extremely poor for a released billfish. They are either eaten by predators or die from lactic acidosis(exhaustion)…

    If you are really so concerned about the welfare of the blue marlin or any species for that matter, stop fishing for them entirely! Do you think dragging a fish around by the mouth or guts is good for it's health? Just because you let it go, do you think you are heros? Get of of your high horse and educate yourselves…If you release every billfish you ever catch from now on, you are still probably killing half of them.

    Face facts and assume the responsibility for your actions. If you can't handle the thought of killing fish, sell your boat, tackle, and go sit in the park and hug a bunny…

    BTW, concrats to crew and angler of the Double Dog! Awesome job! I bought my first house and truck with my tournament winnings as a wireman…

    • Robert Kinchen

      So…Why don't we have a Jew Fish tournament ?? They have been closed for over 35 years.

  • KHGOINGOFF

    I beleive that people who know so little about something should get answers before inserting there foot in there mouth. Less Blue Marlin are killed by rod and real then long liners and they dump them over booard becouse there not great to eat, with lots of other fish.

  • hydroactive

    That is a magnificant fish and while it is nice to have a confirmation that fish like this still exist, I don't think brininging back to the dock is the right thing to do. It's ironic that those people that probably care most about the population of the these apex predators either because of the their love of the sport or livelyhood have an unquestionable role in reducing the population. I would appeal to those that care the most to make it known to the governments and sponsers of these tournaments that they frown upon "kill" tourneys. Additionally, in these tourney's where they are going for the biggest fish, there should be incentive for the fish to be landed quickly. The longer the fish struggles, the higher it's chance of perishing to fatigue or predation prior to and after release. Consider this: catching a 28 pound fish on 2 pound test. This is the same ratio of tackle to fish. While it makes it a great accomplishment of the angler and crew, it most likely kills the animal. I'm an avid fisherman myself. I always make sure I use gear that will ensure a quick catch and release.

    Also, to the fisherman of these apex species. While our oceans are vast. Keep in mind that these species gather in pretty small areas under pretty select conditions. Today with satellite imagery, years of fishing records and other technololgy…we know where the highest concentrations of fish are. Therefore, our impact can be very profound.

    • Jodi

      I appreciate that you make the point of a quick catch. To me this story was very disturbing not because I am an activist or against fishing or hunting, What is very disturbing to me and many people is the 28 hour struggle they made this fish endure.

  • c & h

    ok first off im gunna let er rip here, the people above that are stating comments about it being released WAAA! SHUTUP! let these boys have their spotlight for catching that grander. Ya'll that are making comments about killing it you will most likely never see a fish like this in your life time and most likely havent even caught a blue marlin to feel the experience or else you wouldn't be writing rediculous comments freakin tree huggers.also, the money they won in this tournament probably quadrooples half yalls salary so now dont you wish you were in the picture? pretty work boys!

    • Dan

      Most of us will never see a fish like that because every time someone catches one they kill it. with that said, The population is more hurt by longliners than anything else and in a big money tourney I would take it to the scales too. I wouldn't be proud of doing it but as much as I care about the survival of the species, I care about my family more. however not in a tourney, a marlin should never be killed. end of story

  • sw

    I think it's interesting to see people complain about a couple of fish killed and displayed at a marina, when you could measure the amount of fish killed by longliners in TONS. The longline industry puts millions of baited hooks in the water daily and has a much more pronounced impact on the population of any given species than recreational harvest. Just look at the impact that the demand for bluefin tuna has had on the population.

    If someone is really concerned about the killing of fish, that's fine, but getting worked up over a recreational harvest of 2 fish is a waste of energy and is misplaced.

    • John S.

      Good point – longlining is far more harmful to fish. At the same time, there's really no need to kill a marlin. The boats and crews are spending tens of thousands of dollars each to compete in these tournaments. The boats can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is a rich man's sport, and the men who own the boats generally want to prove something to themselves. Sometimes they think of it as romantic, having read Zane Grey or Hemingway. Either way, it really is hard to justify killing a fish such as this, knowing as we do the trends in their populations.

  • nick99

    nice going killing that nice fish

  • http://www.doublenickelcharters.com Nickel

    i hate to see the ignorance of all the so called activists. pretty work guys. these tournaments do greatly benefit the bahamian people economically and that fish will nourish many families on treasure cay. I have fished against these guys many times and they release a lot of fish they deserve as well as all licensed anglers deserve to kill a big fish. last time i checked 99 inches and still legal kill size. These so called critics that claim this is a barley edible fish need to see some islanders make quick work of a grander with some machetes and a hacksaw. Pretty work again!

  • UNREAL

    Great job to Captain and crew!!!! Some people just don't get it. That's like bitching about a golf tournament because of wasting acres and acres of valuable land or killing the grass for the sand traps..Pathetic people get a frigging life… Even you vegetarian's are killing animals by taking their food away from them, if you eat all the leaves whats the giraffe gonna eat? Are you aware that hunting and fishing have been around way longer the any of us commenting on this forum?..The fish was not wasted. Do you eat shrimp? Do you know how many innocent fish and other marine mammals are killed everyday because of these nets? These people do it for a living to feed their children..We are at the top of the food chain people, If we were not at the top we would be endangered… JACKASSES..These are the same people that voted for Obama.. If you voted for Obama to prove you were not racist then do us all a favor and don't vote for him in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot…WOW

    • Jodi

      I agree with some of what you are saying in that everything kills to live but making something strugle for 28 hours just to hang it on a wall is pathetic,,, And by the way We are NOT at the top of the so called food chain, Bacteria and microspopic organisms kill humans all the time, Is cancer at the top of the food chain or viruses like the flu etc?? Food for Thought!

    • Take That

      "you need to burn in hell" for killing a fish? Who are you God? I must have missed that commandment.
      What do you eat synthetic food?
      Awesome job landing that fish!

  • Jodi

    I am utterly discusted that anyone would take pride in Killing even 1 beautuful creature that they do not plan to eat and think it is something to brag about or be proud of after it struggled for 28 hours to live. No I am not an activist nor am I a vegitarian nor am I agianst fishing for food or hunting for food. However, If you kill something just for some type of sick ego boost and then brag about it and have the audacity to think you acomplished anything but total disregard for life without having any necessary cause while inflicting 28 hours of struggle upon the target then you don't need your photo online or in the news paper you need to burn in hell. Again I am not an activist …just a person with common sense and a moral compass

    • Jodi

      even if eaten the length of time this fish had to strugle is simple unreasonable.

    • Keyz

      Moral compass yeah maybe but common sense, don't flatter yourself.

  • Bill Grander

    First off a smaller fish will revive fasterthan one of these. This is a Grander Blue! Over 1000 lbs. These fish arent caught on a daily bases. I think a mortality rate of maybe 5 fish ou of 45 is pretty damn good. This fish was faught for several hours no doubt. If they wouldnt have brought this fish to the hill and gave it to the village people it would have made one heck of feast for the Makos and hammerheads. These guys spend million of dollars on fshing the Pelagics. Igarentee you that if you caught a Grander Blue that broke the record of the tournament you would want to b these guys sittiing at the dock sporting this catch. All you tree huggers that are be irrational about this situation need to go buy a fly rod and go chase rainbow trouts! I can promise you that the boys that boated and killed this beast can count on there fingers how many they have killed as a group. These guys dont bottom fish like everybody else a wack the snappers beyond belief. Tis is one of the largest Granders i have ever saw, besides the 1213lb that was caught in Cabo San Lucas this past weekend. Jodi apply for Peta Commisioner please and block yourself from this site, but you probably are one of these excellent moderators that run this site.

    P.s. another Grander hits the books.

  • Bimini Bob

    Just practice fillet and release… Keep the food chain going..

  • Lars vinjerud

    Good job guys

  • Brian Balbin

    Its a fish. Not a human. Get back in your prius and go to your PETA meeting.

  • PoonerT65

    The ignorance of some people is amazing, as well as their hypocrisy, and especially their refusal to deal with FACTS: we ARE at the top of the food chain (just because something could cause a human to die does not put it above it- one can die from stepping on a dirty, rusty nail, or from tripping, falling & hitting their head) and the animals & plants were put here for our wise use ("….and the Lord said 'I give you dominion over the Earth and its creatures…"); we all need to eat something which was once alive to sustain our lives, whether it be plant or animal, in whatever form/stage of life; LONGLINERS, as many have said, do cause the death & waste of huge numbers of fish & sea mammals daily, all because we want to have such a huge selection in our supermarkets -shrimpers & other types of commercial fishermen contribute to this also- its unavoidable with the methods they use (perhaps if we all ate a little less, and threw away less on our plates, the demand would be lower -maybe help with America's obesity problem), so blaming recreational fishermen for any supposed decrease in billfish populations is highly uninformed, at best, and ludicrous at worst, because they love to catch them, want to keep on catching 'em, and were the first & still are the most active in working to preserve and enhance their populations; and, finally, to Jodi, READ THE ARTICLE- they fought the fish for 3 hrs, not 28! GOOD JOB, HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND & CONGRATS!

  • Phantom

    I'm not going to get into whether it's right or wrong to kill a marlin for money OR food, however, I know for a FACT that none of that fish was eaten by anything other than crabs. That particular fish was left hanging in the water at the dock for two days before they sank it. The reason they hung it for so long was so that everyone could look at it.

    The reason nobody ate any of it was because they had killed other fish the day before and nobody wanted anymore Marlin meat at the dock, Bahamian or U.S. I've got pictures of it rotting with the bill cut off. Now no matter where you stand on the kill/no kill issue, THAT IS REALLY WASTEFUL.

  • Scott

    What the worse thing is that at night they will tow the fish over to the sunken
    Barge and let sharks have it rather then feeding Haitians down the street!!!!I was there during one there tournaments and five fish tied to barge!!

  • Michael Ouellette

    Nice fish, as far as everyone complaining that it's dead…..alive would have made one heck of a fish story but not much else. What are they going to say at the weigh in station……….it was 1,100 lbs I swear!! Yea I've heard that story before. Congratulations on the new record guys hopefully (for any one of us) it doesn’t last long.

  • NickDU

    Ok so first off congrats to you guys on the double dog! I have seen your boat out and about plenty of times around South Florida. It is really a spectacular sight to see something as large as this fish! Nothing quite like it.

    I was born and raised down in South Florida and have lived off of those waters. My dad taught me everything I know including what fish to take and which to throw back. Repeating like a lot of people have stated, this may have been one of the worst fish stories I would have ever read if there was no hard evidence to back up the story. I believe that just the picture alone is justification for bringing it in. Now for all of you that have read that last statement and are freaking out because it goes against all of your morals and ethics, well here are some facts. Seeing how I am a marine biology major right now in college listen to what I am presenting to you because it has all been researched extensively.

    Seeing how there has been little to no research just on the early development and early stages of Blue Marlin, we cannot know how many are able to reach maturity once born. However, a female Blue Marlin releases several million eggs at once and this occurs on average 4 times per female each year. Even though only about a quarter of those eggs are reaching the age of 1-2 and an eight are reaching their maturity age of 3-4; that is still on average 250,000 Blue Marlin that are able to reach the waters as mature fish. Seeing how this fish was an obvious female, it can reach the age of around 25-30 years old before dying. However, Marlin are the billfish most susceptible to parasites, which usually cause death. Bringing all of this back for some of you people who are too stubborn to listen, this one mature and old female Blue Marlin as an average put anywhere between 100-2,000 marlin back into the Atlantic. Research has shown that if we took the by-catch out of the equation, that the population of Blue Marlin would double anywhere between 1.4-3.4 years. Not too bad!

    Look all I am trying to say is for those who are freaking out that the next generation will not have these billfish around to fish, trust me I am the next generation and there will be plenty to catch and release. For those of you who are freaking out because the carcass just got dumped over into the water and was not distributed; well that is no one's fault because they almost HAD to bring that fish to the docks. I have been in a few tournaments myself and see fish that have been brought back way smaller than this one and in that situation it was upsetting. But when you have a record holding fish on your line, you bring that thing in. It was just an unfortunate situation that they had distributed meat the day prior to this fish, but there was nothing they could do about that. Give these guys the credit they deserve and don't rip into them for what they did. I just showed you the numbers and the numbers never lie.

    Congrats again to the Double Dog!!!

  • adamshatch

    All I can say is WOW! I have yet to catch one of these gorgeous fish, but I am headed to Costa Rica for a wedding this summer and I may just give it a try there!!

  • Jonathon Sauer

    How much of the marlin actually gets eaten? I have had it before, and it is good and wholesome chow. i am curious however, about tournaments in general, and the potential for massive waste. It seems obvious that such a big, pelagic fish would easily be mortally exhausted in battle, so it seems logical to eat it. The real question is whether the marlin populations are getting stronger, and what about the smaller fish that make up the lower rungs on the latter? I remember schools of menehaden that blackened the water for miles. Are they comming back? What abut the massive schools of giant bluefins? Please, reassure me that sport fishermen really do care about the sea, and are willing to defend it! It is sad that commercial fishermen aren't defending the sea. Someone has to!

  • Fred S

    Hey all you tree huggers out there,The fish was donated to a charity and had to be weighed for the record catch.That will make a lot of kids happy.Lets talk about it the next time you guys wipe out a forest of trees to make your newspaper you read.99% of all billfish are released,and I think weve come a long ways from when we used to kill everything.Wanna bitch go to Austraila and watch em kill those black marlin just for fun,that will make ya shit a pine tree. Go hug yur bunnys and stay outa something ya dont know about m8.

  • Benjamin ONeal

    These Guys catch and kill a couple of trophy fish that probably would have been shark food and all these people complain while commercial fishermen kill hundreds of thousands of pounds of fish every year. There are some jealous people out there!