Robert Farris caught a big one and has the pictures to prove it. The angler from Charlotte, NC landed a 1062 pound marlin in the White Marlin Open. The fish is apparently worth $555,000. Damn.
Via Baltimore Sun:
Robert Farris of Charlotte, N.C., broke a 20-year-old state record Wednesday at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City by bringing in a blue marlin that weighed 1,062 pounds. The previous mark was 942 pounds.
It took Farris, aboard the No Problem out of Fenwick Island, Del., more than three hours to reel the fish in. The blue marlin is worth about $555,000, with two days to go in the event, dubbed the largest billfish tournament in the world.
A total of 298 boats are registered for the contest. Cash prizes exceed $2.1 million. The white marlin category is led by Sean Healey of Prides Crossing, Mass., who caught a 93.5 pound fish currently worth $860,000.