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Sep 27, 2011

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john paterson

Nice catch. I would love to catch one of these marlins for myself. I also would love to see this creature get bigger to become a true giant. I agree with some of the comments. This was a team effort and even if it was a world record it would not have counted. So why not try to revive it. Although they do fight to the death, they do have a chance of being revived. Humans need to put their egos aside and think of future generations. I have worked on many boats and I have seen people keep more fish than they could stuff their refrigerators full of. Why? To have it go to waste? In San Diego, many of my favorite fishing spots are now closed for ever. Why? Because people believe they have the right to it and fish populations have dropped. I keep a fish or two here and then. Never more than I can eat fresh. I never freeze it. Back to the story, this guy said it was a catch of a life time. No, you did not catch this fish, you participated in killing a beautiful creature that will be put into the dumpster just because of your ego. Killing for sport is just that Killing for ego.

Swans Son

If I or my family isn't going to eat it then I release them unharmed. This is what everyone should be doing, period. This kind of advertising is just what we do not need what with all the negative coming from groups of people that keep stating that it is us sportfisherman that cause all the harm.. which as we all know is not true.

AD

All you pussy whiners are exactly that pussy whiners. Let the man enjoy his once in a lifetime.

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Regardless if the he gaffed it or not, that fish had no chance to be revived and survive. They actually fight to the death, they will kill themselves from exhaustion because they do not give up and quit like most of you...

James Fellsmeyer

Hey!! I bagged and tagged a ultra progressive liberal once!!! Can't wait to bag some more!!

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Don't you have a camera? Hope your grand kids have a fish or two left to catch...Take some pictures and let it go after revival period. Don't you have a camera?

Sam

Obviously non of you people making Negative comments are educated in large billfish fishing or for that matter fishing....

Jupiterfish

Well if any of you know squat ab fishing; you would actually realize that the fish was almost gurauntee that it was dead upon landing. Regardless if the he gaffed it or not, that fish had no chance to be revived and survive. They actually fight to the death, they will kill themselves from exhaustion because they do not give up and quit like most of you.

Violet J

That is not sportfishing. That is worthless killing and 28 hrs of torture of a magnificent creature. For what? Someones ego?

Bill Kill

What a stupid idiot. Should never kill a big fish like this. Weight by measurment anyway. Take some pictures and let it go after revival period. Don't you have a camera? Hope your grand kids have a fish or two left to catch.

BigFishCPA

This whole thing is crap. That marlin won that battle as soon as the original angler gave up. That marlin should be swimming free. Those anglers should be ashamed.

TheManinTheBlueSuit

Catch and release...
enough said...

Cyndi R.

You rock, Rich!! Ben L. is a "sour puss"!! Like you said, it's a once in a lifetime event!! It's been said it wouldn't be fit to eat, so WHY NOT keep it and mount it?? Very excited for you and look forward to seeing pictures and maybe an news article in the local paper when you get back to good ole' T.C.!! You go, "home boy"!!

Dawn

Way to go Rich!!! Awesome!!!

Ben L.

Killing a non world record fish is a testament to the fact that the only thing bigger than this poor Marlin is Richard Biehls' ego. A magnificent fish is killed so he can stroke his ego. Biehl wasn't even man enough to fight the fish himself - what a poor excuse for an angler and sportsman. This story disgusts me and I hope this outfit loses business because of it.

Bing

If you have to have a whole boat crew help you land a fish, you really haven't caught it.

Dan

Why kill such a rare fish that is not fit to eat?

Big Daddy

The "time-tested formula" is length (not counting bill and tail) times girth times girth and divided by 800.

137x75x75 = 770,625
770,625 / 800 = 963.28 lbs

I'd say the marina scales were correct.

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