Cairns, Aus – 31st Grander of the Year

1,100 lbs. Black Marlin for Mistress

Cairns, AustraliaCapt. Brett Alty on Mistress, put Angler Matt Price on a beauty of a Black Marlin, releasing this 1,100 lbs fish. The boys were fishing 130 lbs. tackle and the big girl took a dead bait scad. Fight time was  a little over an hour with Matt having to dial up the drag to 45 lbs the majority of the fight.

Congratulations to all the guys fishing on Mistress for this impressive catch!

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