South Africa – 1st Grander of the Year


Cape Vidal, South Africa – Skipper Roberto Fierro on Eye-Tie put Angler Bully de Ricqueberg on an estimated 1,245 lbs. Blue Marlin. The fish had an incredible 148” Length, 82” Girth and a 24” Tail.

The fish cam up dead, but they were fishing in an all release Tournament and would have lost points if they had boated the fish. Likewise, they would have been fined for taking the fish per local law.

Congratulation to Team Eye Tie for this great accomplishment.

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  1. Bully de Ricquebourg says

    As the angler of the above mentioned blue marlin,the release had absolutely nothing to do with losing points but more to do about the ramifications going forward for the club.We as anglers do NOT MAKE the laws but need to abide by them.we don’t all agree with some of the laws

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