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Women's Black Marlin Record Gets Crushed After Nearly 40 Years

This historic catch might just take over an almost 40-year record for black marlin caught with 50 pound line by a female.

Take a look at this black marlin caught by American angler Stephanie Osgood Choate on October 30, 2014. It weighed in at an incredible 1,111 pounds, 1 ounce, and is the potential new world record for a black marlin caught by a woman with 50 pound test.

Shared in the monthly International Game Fish Association (IGFA) "Hot Catches" photo gallery.

What makes the catch so historic is that the current record, held by Kay Mulholland and her 874-pound fish, has stood since 1978.


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Choate caught the giant fish in Ribbon Reef #10, which is a portion of the Great Barrier Reef. She was trolling mackerel aboard the Top Shot, captained by Ross Finlayson.

The potential record-breaking catch didn't happen until after a two hour fight between the experienced Choate and the huge fish. She'll now wait for the official word after the IGFA gives verification.

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Women's Black Marlin Record Gets Crushed After Nearly 40 Years