Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Woman, 85, reels in 850lb marlin

What a catch ... Connie Laurie
What a catch ... Connie Laurie

HIS tourist showed REEL skill snaring a massive 850lb marlin off the Australian coast — at the age of 85.

Great-grandmother Connie Laurie caught the monster marlin — known as the fastest fish in the sea — while on holiday in far north Queensland.
Connie had already bagged a 12lb mackerel, before casting out again and reeling in the much bigger fish.
She said: "Only twice did I get lifted out of the seat when it made a run, but I was able to get it right up to the back of the boat before we released it.
"It was just a magical sight to see this huge big fish jump out of the water."
Aussie Connie, from the Gold Coast, added: "It's something I've wanted to do all my life, to go out and fish for something big.
"I got my wish. It was absolutely fantastic and made my holiday."
Bob Lowe, president of the Lizard Island Game Fish Club, said it was an amazing feat.
He said: "It's very unusual for a lady of that age to be able to catch a marlin of that size.
"It comes down to technique - the skill of the angler and the skill of the boat driver combined. It's definitely quite an achievement."

taken from http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3919299/Woman-85-reels-in-850lb-marlin.html

No comments:

Post a Comment