The monster mama was caught on board the fishing charter boat Harmattan with Capt. Olaf Grimkowski and mate Kevin Gardner. The fish was at the boat after more than 3 hours of fighting; Kevin fought her on sunset. Emil Ruud had to let go of the leader 4 times (wiring his first marlin ever) until the fish was controllable.
The official weight = 1.320 pounds
The short length = 49 inches
The girth = 83 inches and a touch less on the anal fin but only 19.5 inches around the tail
Probabli this 1,320 blue marlin is the 4th Largest Blue Marlin caught in the Atlantic: 1.352 in Bermuda, 1.402 in Brazil, 1.337 on Ascension and then this big one.