Biggest Marlin Fishing World Records

The Largest Marlin Ever Caught and Certified as All-Tackle IGFA World Records

January 31, 2013

1,402-Pound, 2-Ounce Atlantic Blue Marlin

On Feb. 29, 1992, Paulo Amorium caught a record 1,402-pound, 2-ounce Atlantic blue marlin. He caught the giant fish off Vitoria, Brazil. The big marlin ate a pink-and-white Mold Craft Super Chugger lure. _Special thanks to the IGFA for providing the photos. _ Courtesy IGFA

494-Pound Striped Marlin

On Jan. 16, 1986, Bill Boniface caught a record 494-pound striped marlin off Tutukaka, New Zealand. The fish was hooked using a kahawai as bait. Courtesy IGFA

181-Pound, 14-Ounce White Marlin

Evandro Coser landed this all-tackle-record white marlin off Vitoria, Brazil. The fish was caught using dead bait on Dec. 8, 1979. Courtesy IGFA

1,376-Pound Pacific Blue Marlin

On May 31, 1982, Jay de Beaubien caught the record Pacific blue marlin off Kaiwi Point in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Jay used a Kita Lure to hook the fish and fought it for one hour. Courtesy IGFA

1,560-Pound Black Marlin

Alfred Glassell Jr. caught this enormous black marlin on Aug. 4,1953, off Cabo Blanco, Peru. The marlin weighed 1,560 pounds, bit on a mackerel, and took 1 hour, 45 minutes to boat. Courtesy IGFA

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