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Guy Catches Marlin With Nothing But a Handline [VIDEO]

You don’t always need fancy, expensive rods to get results

While fishing near the Whitsunday Islands, a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of Queensland, Australia, this lucky fisherman was able to tackle a huge marlin with only some fishing line, bait, and his bare hands.

Check out the NSFW video from Kara Kolders below.

WARNING: There’s strong language in the video. Viewer discretion advised.

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The marlin is a perciform fish, most closely related to the swordfish and Scombridae. They originally earned their named from sailors who equated their elongated upper jaw to the marlinspike, a tool used to separate strands of rope. The largest black and blue marlin can reach up to 16 ft in length and weigh between 1,400 to 1,800 pounds.

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Guy Catches Marlin With Nothing But a Handline [VIDEO]