Ascension – 4th Grander of the Year

Ascension Island – Our 4th Grander of the year was a beautiful 1,100 lbs. Blue Marlin, released by Capt. Olaf Grimkowski on the Harmattan. This is the 2nd Grander for Capt. Olaf this year, having weighed a 1,093 lbs. Blue Marlin a few weeks back.

Here is what Capt. Olaf had to say about this fish.

“After a couple of quiet days we did inshore fishing for a couple of hours and went marlinfishing at noon. It was very quiet until 3.30 when a very big fish eate the Bonze Mongrel Dog. At first she didn´t take any line but as she felt pressure she started racing off. Unfortunately she didn´t do that on the surface so it was very difficult to keep up with her. After two minutes of hard backing down over the corner we had 800 yards of line out and I was getting very worried. The angle of the line came up a bit and I had to take the chance to turn the boat. Phil Riley finally gained slowly on her.After 1 hour Colin got the leader”

You can find out more about fishing with Capt. Olaf at Atlantic Fishing Charter.

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Hook Harmeling is the Co-Founder of Billfishreport.com and Granderwatch.com, the only daily international fishing report on all billfish species. Hook travels the world in search of the best fishing areas and is recognized as a billfish expert. Follow him on Facebook under "Marlin Billfish", Twitter @billfishreport or email hook@billfishreport.com

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