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January 07, 2011

The Biggest Marlin Ever Caught

An overview of All-Tackle IGFA world records.

Atlantic Blue Marlin


biggest atlantic blue marlinWeight: 1,402 pounds, 2 ounces

Angler: Paulo Amorim

Location: Vitoria, Brazil

Date: Feb. 29, 1992

Notes: Amorim's 162-inch fish ate a pink-and-white Mold Craft Super Chugger and is the most recent record-breaker on our list. (Big photo is a replica mount)










Striped Marlin


biggest striped marlinWeight: 494 pounds

Angler: Bill Boniface

Location: Tutukaka, New Zealand

Date: January 16, 1986

Notes: Boniface, a New Zealand native, fed this once-in-a-lifetime fish a kahawai.











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