The massive blue marlin shown in the pics should break the standing world record for Atlantic blue marlin caught by a female angler.
“It smoked half a spool, and we chased it down and got to it in 15 minutes,” the captain of the boat, Bryan Toney, told GrindTV. “Pretty epic. Largest blue ever caught by a women on the planet, and potential new Atlantic record that will beat a 30-plus-year-old record.”
holt, who caught her first Igfa record-setting fish at the age of 10, managed to land the marlin in an astounding 15 minutes. Landing a fish of that size usually takes several hours, but several factors worked in Holt’s favor. The boat the group was fishing from was used to chase the marlin down which is a common strategy. However, a fortuitous hook position and Holt’s experience as an angler also helped make the fight brief.