Here we go: Number eleven – Blue Marlin 1222 lbs Super Grander

We hooked up (Angler: Alexander Trukhachev) about 17.00 when we were on our way back from the Noreste Bank to Tarrafal, St. Antão; actually in the deep three & a half miles from the north west point of the island. A perfect day to fight a beast – beautiful blue water & flat calm. The fish hit a Bonze Mongrel Dog on the short corner. That’s a double for Bonze too. The fish took just over 40 minutes to gaff with fortune smiling on us since the hook pulled just as Tony put the gaff in. Tutu wired the fish the first time he took the leader, so the fish never had a real chance to go deep. It was dark before we got to Tarrafal so we left the fish on the beach until we could weigh it the following morning. Finally hoisted it about 09.00 on account of having to find the right tree. Lucky that Bebiche had scales. We have some nice video footage as well. (online ASAP)