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Marlin - - CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS - BY JACK VITEK World Records Co­or­di­na­tor, IGFA

It’s been 35 years since Amer­i­can an­gler Kay Mul­hol­land made an­gling his­tory with this 998-pound black mar­lin that she caught on Oc­to­ber 23, 1982, while fish­ing Aus­tralia’s Great Bar­rier Reef. De­spite the im­mense size of the fish, Mul­hol­land needed only 20 min­utes to sub­due the mas­sive black af­ter it ate the scad she was trolling be­hind Vin­dex, cap­tained at the time by Jef­frey W. Gray. Mul­hol­land’s im­pres­sive catch re­mains the third-heav­i­est fish caught on 20-pound tackle ever recorded by the IGFA.

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