Trinadad and Tobago Anglers Land 1,000-Pound Marlin, Set Tournament Record

When the Penn International 80 started zipping off line, the crew of the Predator had no idea that the blue marlin on the end of the line would be a record-breaking 1005.9-pound grander.

Captain Brendan Farfan, 27, worked the throttle while the angler, 21-year-old Brendan Bernard, was assisted by crew members, 24-year-old Peter Reid, 26-year-old Michael Rostant and 14-year-old Simon Bernard. All of the crewmembers are from Trinidad and Tobago.

The grander fell for a Black Bart Magic Candy lure, and the ensuing three-hour fight culminated in landing the crew first place in the 2013 Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament as well as setting a new record for the Southern Caribbean Billfish Circuit.

For icing on the cake, the crew also won a B Class Mercedes Benz for their catch.

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