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 republic–and 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 more–often referred to as “granders”–are 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.