Seychelles Team Island Star catches 212 kg Blue Marlin
Team members of Island Star with a 212kg marlin at Eden island marina (Stefan Houareau, Seychelles Sports Fishing Club)
(Seychelles News Agency) - Team Island Star hauled in a 212kg marlin, winning the 20,000 $ star prize of the one-day Marlin Slam Fishing Tournament, Saturday. Team Top Gun took second place with a 94.5kg marlin and Team Kuki hauled in a 52.5 kg catch.
“Our first blue marlin took the lure around noon and it took me 45 minutes to land the 118 kilo fish. However, my brother Guy challenged me stating that he would catch a bigger one in a few minutes, and indeed he did with his 212 kilo blue marlin that won the tournament, said Marc Houareau, Island Star's captain, in a press statement following the weigh-in.
The annual Seychelles Sports Fishing Club competition is the largest fishing competition in the Seychelles islands, known to have one of the richest big game fishing grounds in the world.
|Captain of the Island Star, Marc Houareau (right with child) and his team with the prize catch -(Stefan Houareau, Seychelles Sports Fishing Club) Photo license: CC BY