Marlin, black (Istiompax indica)

(Cuvier, 1831); ISTIOPHORIDAE FAMILY; also called white marlin (Japan), silver marlin (Hawaii)
Occurs in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans. In tropical areas distribution is scattered but continuous in open waters; denser in coastal areas and near islands. In temperate waters occurrence is rare. A few stray black marlin travel around the Cape of Good Hope into the Atlantic. Some have been known to cross the ocean from there, traveling in a southwesterly direction as far as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or in a northwesterly direction as far as the Atlantic coasts of the Lesser Antilles. Such e... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
707.61 kg (1,560 lb 0 oz)
Cabo Blanco, Peru
04-Aug-1953
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
72.50 kg (159 lb 13 oz)
Port Stephens, N.S.W., Australia
03-Feb-2000
M-02 kg (4 lb)
69.00 kg (152 lb 1 oz)
Port Stephens, N.S.W., Australia
29-Mar-2000
M-03 kg (6 lb)
333.50 kg (735 lb 3 oz)
Port Stephens, N.S.W., Australia
07-Feb-2000
M-04 kg (8 lb)
209.56 kg (462 lb 0 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
13-Feb-1990
M-06 kg (12 lb)
334.50 kg (737 lb 7 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
16-Nov-1981
M-08 kg (16 lb)
286.21 kg (631 lb 0 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
03-Dec-2001
M-10 kg (20 lb)
476.73 kg (1,051 lb 0 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
07-Oct-1976
M-15 kg (30 lb)
489.50 kg (1,079 lb 2 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
28-Nov-1980
M-24 kg (50 lb)
509.84 kg (1,124 lb 0 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
31-Oct-1969
M-37 kg (80 lb)
611.00 kg (1,347 lb 0 oz)
Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia
01-Nov-1979
M-60 kg (130 lb)
707.61 kg (1,560 lb 0 oz)
Cabo Blanco, Peru
04-Aug-1953
W-01 kg (2 lb)
15.10 kg (33 lb 5 oz)
Cairns, Australia
20-Sep-2020
W-02 kg (4 lb)
29.48 kg (65 lb 0 oz)
Cape Bowling Green, Townsville, Australia
18-Sep-1997
W-03 kg (6 lb)
73.00 kg (160 lb 14 oz)
Opel Reef, Cairns, Australia
27-Nov-1996
W-04 kg (8 lb)
108.40 kg (239 lb 0 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
20-Jan-1987
W-06 kg (12 lb)
160.11 kg (353 lb 0 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
06-Mar-1968
W-08 kg (16 lb)
201.85 kg (445 lb 0 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
11-Mar-1995
W-10 kg (20 lb)
452.69 kg (998 lb 0 oz)
Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia
23-Oct-1982
W-15 kg (30 lb)
369.22 kg (814 lb 0 oz)
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
04-Nov-1983
W-24 kg (50 lb)
504.00 kg (1,111 lb 1 oz)
Number 10 Ribbon Reef, Australia
30-Oct-2014
W-37 kg (80 lb)
600.10 kg (1,323 lb 0 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
08-Nov-1977
W-60 kg (130 lb)
691.73 kg (1,525 lb 0 oz)
Cabo Blanco, Peru
22-Apr-1954
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
20.00 kg (44 lb 1 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
27-Aug-1998
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
20.97 kg (46 lb 4 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
14-Sep-1972
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
34.07 kg (75 lb 1 oz)
Zanes Reef, Port Stephens, Australia
18-Feb-2005
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
83.12 kg (183 lb 4 oz)
Zanes Reef, Port Stephens, Australia
14-Feb-2005
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
96.15 kg (212 lb 0 oz)
Exmouth, Australia
07-Apr-2018
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
101.00 kg (222 lb 10 oz)
Port Stephens, N.S.W., Australia
26-Mar-1998
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
16.00 kg (35 lb 4 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
29-Aug-1998
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
52.88 kg (116 lb 9 oz)
Port Stephens, N.S.W., Australia
14-Mar-1998
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
167.20 kg (368 lb 9 oz)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
11-Oct-2011
F-Smallfry
152.40 kg (335 lb 15 oz)
Tutukaka, New Zealand
01-Apr-1997
M-Junior
496.00 kg (1,093 lb 7 oz)
Linden Bank, Cairns, Australia
26-Nov-2006
M-Smallfry
256.27 kg (565 lb 0 oz)
Ribbon Reef, Australia
16-Oct-2005

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