Guys Catch 1,095-Pound Blue Marlin And Find A Frickin’ Sailfish Inside Its Stomach
It’s not every day you catch a ‘grander’ blue marlin. In fact, only 31 marlin weighing over 1,000 pounds (‘granders’) were caught worldwide in all of 2016. What’s exceedingly rare is pulling in a 1,095-pound blue marlin out of the waters off Angola to find a sailfish inside of the marlin’s stomach.
Now THAT is not something you see very often, if ever. But that’s exactly what happened when Capt. Sergio Reis and angler Jose Pires reeled in a 1,095-pound blue marlin last month (February 16th), for what was then only the 2nd grander caught in 2017, we’re now up to 4 caught this year. The four granders caught so far in 2017 have been landed in South Africa, Angola, New Zealand, and Mauritius respectively.