July 19, 2013
ECUADOR: giant 1074 pound black marlin caught
US angler Dennis Chalas went out fishing on “Saruka” in Salinas, Ecuador, for some whaoo and marlin action.
Capt. Fouad Sultan and his crew were pulling a spread of ballyhoo with islanders for wahoo. At the beginning of the morning they had 4 wahoo from 350 to 50 pounds in the boat.
Then from out of the deep blue, one of the baits was engulfed by a giant black marlin. They hooked up and Dennis battled for around 90 minutes. At this point the huge marlin went belly up and Capt. Fouad called for back up from some other boats that helped them pull the fish into the boat
When the boat was back in Salinas, they were greeted by 350 spectators who rolled up their sleeves and helped pull the marlin to the beach weigh station.
The big black was 1074 lb - 486 kg.