May 13, 2013
A 1,006-pound blue marlin was caught Sunday off Trinidad and Tobago, setting a record for the largest fish caught during a tournament in the Caribbean republicĂ˘â‚¬â€śand earning the team of anglers an expensive new car.
Brendan Bernard poses with marlin catch here (at left, in white shirt) and top image. Credit: Della De Silva
The previous record off Tobago was an 890-pound blue marlin, according to the Trinidad Express. That fish was caught by a 15-year-old.
Marlin weighing 1,000 pounds or moreĂ˘â‚¬â€śoften referred to as Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“grandersĂ˘â‚¬ÂťĂ˘â‚¬â€śare rare anywhere in the world.
The billfish reeled in by Brendan Bernard (pictured, top), aboard the yacht Predator during the Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament, weighed 1005.9 pounds.