Story: Oceanic fish

Boy and blue marlin

Boy and blue marlin

Robbie Angus (10) poses with the 227-kilogram blue marlin he caught in the Bay of Islands in February 2005 – possibly a world junior record. Blue marlin are rarely seen near land and to catch them anglers must make their way offshore in fishing launches.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 4 March 2005, p. D23

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Carl Walrond, 'Oceanic fish - Billfish – marlin and swordfish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006