All-Tackle White Marlin World Record

A 181-pound record from Brazil still stands

old photograph of white marlin record
Brazil is well-known for large white marlin.Courtesy IGFA / IGFA.org

Brazilian angler Evandro Luiz Coser set the all-tackle world record for white marlin with this 181-pound, 14-ounce fish he landed on December 8, 1979.

The huge white was caught while fishing aboard Magna off the coast of Vitória, Brazil.

Coser needed just under an hour to land the fish on 30-pound-class tackle after it ate a trolled dead bait.

Brazil is known for large white marlin and is home to 12 line-class world records, most of which come from the waters off Vitória.