Youngest Royal Slam winner!

Congratulations to Wes Davis, a 10-year-old from Malibu, CA, who has achieved IGFA’s Billfish Royal Slam – catching all nine species of billfish. Wes is the youngest to ever achieve this designation – a designation that less than 100 people worldwide have registered.

Here’s the order he followed:
– 2005 (age 6): short-billed spear, white marlin
– 2007: Atlantic sail, Pacific blue
– 2008: Pacific sail, swordfish
– 2009: black marlin, striped marlin, Atlantic blue

All, save the swordie, were tagged and released.

Well done Wes!

About John

John Harmeling is the co-founder of and Having traveled to and fished the major billfisheries across the globe, he counts Kona and Cairns as his favorites, and the black marlin to be the ocean's supreme pelagic specimen. He believes the very best and most enjoyable place to find tuna is in a marlin's stomach.

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