Ladies All-Tackle Black Marlin World Record

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

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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