Fishing friends Jean-Robin and Eric had fought the huge fish for more than 70 minute battle on 80 lb line. This fish was weighed in at 1173 lbs - 531 kilos.
This was during a Catch and Release tournament however this fish sadly died during the fight.
During the tournament two more equally large fish were also lost !!
See more monster size blue marlin images at: Big Fishes of the World web site.