Ascension season kicks off!

Ascension Island – Seems hard to believe that they’re back to fishing in Ascension, but the season has kicked off – and with some large hungry ones around for sure.  Today we received a report from Captain Matthias Henningsen on the Harmattan: in three days of fishing to start the season, they saw five blue marlin, average size 500-600 pounds.  Largest fish was apparently well over 800 but after chasing the fish for over a mile (and 16 minutes) pulled the hook.

More reports to come…but in the meantime we’re watching what seems like a fast start to the season!

About John

John Harmeling is the co-founder of billfishreport.com and granderwatch.com. 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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