New Zealand – 3rd Grander of the Year

Ahipara, NZ – Skipper John Giford and Angler Wade Wilson on Hot Lips weighed a 1,027 lbs. Blue Marlin. Fish was fought on 80 lbs. tackle and took 2-Hours to get to the boat. Fish took a Reg Gill Kohi Lure. This was the first Blue Marlin for the Angler. This is also the 2nd Largest Blue Marlin weighed in New Zealand.

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