January 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN

Royal Charlotte Bank, Brazil – Capt. Antonio Amaral – 500 lbs.

Brisbane, Australia – Capt. Ken Brown on Megumi – 600 lbs.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand – Capt. John Batterton on Hook & Bull – 500 lbs.

Kona, HI – Capt. Bobby Cherry on Cherry Pit II – 657 lbs.

Kona, HI – Capt. Chad Contessa on Bite Me  – 917 lbs

Kona, HI – Game Plan – 525 lbs.

Mauritius – Zazou II – 915 lbs.

Guatemala – Guatemala Fishing Tours – 700 lbs.

Kona, HI – Hooked Up – 500 lbs.

Ascension Island – Capt. Olaf Grimkowski – 750 lbs.

Royal Charlotte Bank, Brazil – Capt. Antonio Amaral – 550 lbs.

Colombia – Capt. LR Hastings on Southpaw – 700 lbs.

Mauritius – Paille En Queue III – 600 lbs.

Kona, HI – Hooked Up – 550 lbs.

Royal Charlotte Bank, Brazil – Capt. Antonio Amaral – 500 lbs

Kona, HI – Capt. Chip Van Mols on Monkey Biz II – 650 lbs.

Kona, HI – Topshape – 850 lbs.

Kona, Hi – Anxious – 700 lbs.

Kona, HI – Makana Lani – 650 lbs.

Kona, HI – Lepika – 550 lbs.

Kona, HI – Johnny’s Edge – 604 lbs.

Aruba – Capt. Butch Cox – 600 lbs.

BLACK MARLIN

Durban, South Africa – Charlie Brown – 800 lbs.

Los Suenos, Costa Rica – Capt. Bill Kieldsen – 800 lbs.

Panama – Tropic Star Lodge Boat – 800 lbs.

Panama – Tropic Star Lodge Boat – 700 lbs.

Dominical, Costa Rica – Capt. Kevin Malone on Ben There – 600 lbs.

SWORDFISH

VACANT

* Featured Photograph Courtesy of Capt. Antonio Amaral

**We try our best to chronicle all 500+ lbs Billfish that are reported to us. This is by no means a complete list of all fish, but simply those Captains who were kind enough to forward on their reports to us.

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  1. John Tierney says:

    Capt. LR Hastings with mate Steve Hall and John Tierney on Southpaw, a 57 Spencer, released a 650-700 lb. blue marlin on Jan.8th off the coast of Columbia while in route from Aruba to Panama.

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