65kg marlin not a fisherman's tale

2017-02-09 06:02
Byron Symons landed this 65kg Blue marlin off Umkomaas from his Yamaha jet ski. Photo: supplied

Byron Symons landed this 65kg Blue marlin off Umkomaas from his Yamaha jet ski. Photo: supplied

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Durban - Byron Symons landed a 65kg blue marlin on Friday afternoon off Umkomaas from his Yamaha jet ski.

The marlin was caught on live bait while targeting dorado. He described the battle as epic.

“The adrenaline rush one gets when the marlin throws itself out of the water is indescribable ... I had to chase it down while it while spooling my reel. The battle lasted for just over an hour.”

Symons said he has been fishing since the age of three.

“It was a passion from a young age and through the years I have been fortunate to experience all facets of fishing from dam fishing to rock and surf, but off-shore deep sea fishing is my greatest passion and enjoyment,” he said.

“I have landed some beautiful specimens of fish from a kayak and now recently over the last year my PWC jet ski. This beast of a black marlin is my biggest fish up to now weighing in at 65kg [143lbs caught on a 39lb maxima line].


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