Ladies All-Tackle Black Marlin World Record

Kimberly Wiss caught one of the heaviest black marlin ever recorded by the IGFA

women's black marlin all-tackle record
One of the heaviest marlin ever recorded by the IGFA.Courtesy IGFA

The record for the largest fish ever caught by a female angler — and one of the heaviest marlin ever recorded by the IGFA — belongs to Kimberly Wiss and her incredible 1,525-pound black marlin caught on April 22, 1954, while fishing off Cabo Blanco, Peru. Wiss needed just over an hour to subdue the massive marlin after it ate a mackerel she was trolling from Miss Texas, captained at the time by Jesus Ruiz.

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