Pending blue marlin world record in New Zealand!

We’ve got reports of a pending 8kg blue marlin world record.  Fish was caught off Whangaroa, NZ, and went 215kg (474 lbs).  Angler was Guy Jacobsen, fight went two hours.  Boat was the Hookin’ Bull, captain John Batterton.

Here’s a picture of the fish…

The world record fish on the leader! Courtesy John Batterton

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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