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Fishermen Struggle To Catch A HUGE 12-Foot Sea Monster Weighing A Whole 97 St – World News

A trio of South African fishermen fought for 30 minutes to capture a 97-stone blue marlin, the second largest ever caught in the Atlantic, during a fishing trip in Cape Verde

South African fishermen celebrate the capture of a 97 stone blue marlin
South African fishermen celebrate the capture of a 97 stone blue marlin

Three friends on a fishing trip fought for 30 minutes to catch a 97 stone blue marlin, the second largest ever caught in the Atlantic.

The South African trio, Ben Vorster, Gerhardt Vorster and Michiel Ross spent six days fishing in the Cape Verde Islands and caught the sea monster on the last day.

They are pictured in an Instagram picture in the shadow of the giant 97 stone Blue Marlin, which was 12 feet long.

The Cape Verde Islands are a breeding ground for blue marlin as many fishermen head for the archipelago off the coast of Senegal and Mauritania each year.

But the three from South Africa never thought they would be celebrating the catch of such a huge fish.







The fish is the second largest blue marlin caught in the Atlantic
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It was 50-year-old Ben Vorster who was the angler on the reel when the blue marlin pulled in after the boat’s captain, Ryan “Roo” Williamson, baited the big blue marlin out with what appeared to be small from the Deep “lured” had fish so that they could feed.

Ben struggled with the huge fish on the reel and took about 30 minutes to get the Blue Martin onto the boat.

It was only after the Blue Martin was on deck that the trio could see her full size and the boat slowly headed back to the marina under the weight of the fish.

“Once the fish was hooked it never jumped, so they couldn’t confirm what they thought was a big fish,” said Steve Andrews, a friend of boat captain Roo Williamson Outdoorlife.com.







It took the fishermen 30 minutes to get the massive blue marlin onto the boat
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“Ben is a strong, tough farmer and a big game hunter. [He] did an incredible job fighting the fish and getting the marlin to the boat in just 30 minutes.”

He added: “It’s a dream come true for Ben Voster.

“He is an avid marlin fisherman and boat owner, as are his brothers Gerhard and Michiel, who have accompanied him on the hunt.”

They then weighed their prey and incredibly found it to be the second largest blue marlin ever caught in the waters.

At 1,370 pounds and 66 inches in circumference, the marlin was 32 pounds lighter than the IGFA All Tackle World Record holder, which was the 1,402-pound fish specimen caught in Brazil in 1992.

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