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Atlantic Blue Marlin IGFA 4-Pound-Test Record

Leo Cloostermans claimed the record back in 1995 and it remains uncontested today.

August 21, 2017
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Light-Tackle Blue Marlin IGFA World Record
Light-Tackle Blue Marlin World Record Courtesy IGFA

One of the world’s most impressive angling achievements occurred on August 10, 1995, when Leo Cloostermans set the men’s 4-pound-test line-class world record for Atlantic blue marlin with this 573-pound fish. Cloostermans was aboard Double Header, captained by Don Merten at the time, and fishing off the island of Faial in the Azores. He caught the fish on a double-hooked squid pitch bait and fought it for about 20 minutes. Cloostermans’ record was also the first catch exceeding the 100-to-1 weight-to-line-class ratio recorded by the IGFA.

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