Marlin, blue (Atlantic) (Makaira nigricans)

Lacepede, 1802; ISTIOPHORIDAE FAMILY
This pelagic and migratory species occurs in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters. In the Atlantic Ocean it is found from 45°N to 35°S, and in the Pacific Ocean from 48°N to 48°S. It is less abundant in the eastern portions of both oceans. In the Indian Ocean it occurs around Ceylon, Mauritius, and off the east coast of Africa. In the northern Gulf of Mexico its movements seem to be associated with the so called Loop Current, an extension of the Caribbean Current. Seasonal concentrations occur in the southwest Atlantic (5°-30°S) from January to April... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
636.00 kg (1,402 lb 2 oz)
Vitoria, Brazil
29-Feb-1992
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
259.91 kg (573 lb 0 oz)
Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal
01-Aug-1995
M-03 kg (6 lb)
161.93 kg (357 lb 0 oz)
La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain
04-Jun-2008
M-04 kg (8 lb)
254.92 kg (562 lb 0 oz)
La Gomera, Spain
04-Jun-2002
M-06 kg (12 lb)
273.97 kg (604 lb 0 oz)
Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal
15-Aug-1992
M-08 kg (16 lb)
371.94 kg (820 lb 0 oz)
Grand Bereby, Ivory Coast
09-Apr-1992
M-10 kg (20 lb)
366.00 kg (806 lb 15 oz)
Madeira, Portugal adeira
13-Aug-2018
M-15 kg (30 lb)
395.53 kg (872 lb 0 oz)
Madeira, Portugal
29-Aug-1995
M-24 kg (50 lb)
520.00 kg (1,146 lb 6 oz)
Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal
17-Sep-1988
M-37 kg (80 lb)
540.00 kg (1,190 lb 7 oz)
Azores Bank, Faial, Azores, Portugal
09-Sep-1993
M-60 kg (130 lb)
636.00 kg (1,402 lb 2 oz)
Vitoria, Brazil
29-Feb-1992
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
84.37 kg (186 lb 0 oz)
Santo Antao, Cape Verde
28-Jun-2009
W-04 kg (8 lb)
133.81 kg (295 lb 0 oz)
North Drop, U.S. Virgin Islands
07-Sep-1992
W-06 kg (12 lb)
161.50 kg (356 lb 1 oz)
Madeira, Portugal
22-Jun-2017
W-08 kg (16 lb)
241.80 kg (533 lb 1 oz)
Condor Bank, Horta, Azores, Portugal
26-Aug-2013
W-10 kg (20 lb)
222.26 kg (490 lb 0 oz)
Ghana, Ghana
02-May-2005
W-15 kg (30 lb)
321.14 kg (708 lb 0 oz)
Madeira, Portugal
28-Jun-1996
W-24 kg (50 lb)
364.00 kg (802 lb 7 oz)
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
09-Aug-1986
W-37 kg (80 lb)
480.35 kg (1,059 lb 0 oz)
Madeira, Portugal
23-Jul-1995
W-60 kg (130 lb)
591.93 kg (1,305 lb 0 oz)
Pilar Bay, Ascension Island
27-Nov-2015
 

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)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
37.19 kg (82 lb 0 oz)
Capcana, Dominican Republic
28-Jul-2011
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
74.50 kg (164 lb 4 oz)
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
122.02 kg (269 lb 0 oz)
Mindelo, Cape Verde
05-May-2012
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
94.34 kg (208 lb 0 oz)
La Guaira Banks, Venezuela
20-May-1994
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)
68.49 kg (151 lb 0 oz)
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
04-Apr-2009
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
78.35 kg (172 lb 11 oz)
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
27-Mar-2008
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
249.02 kg (549 lb 0 oz)
Ada Foah, Ghana, Ghana
27-May-2003
F-Smallfry
152.52 kg (336 lb 4 oz)
North Bar, Bermuda
15-Jul-2014
M-Junior
403.70 kg (890 lb 0 oz)
Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
05-Apr-2008
M-Smallfry
224.98 kg (496 lb 0 oz)
La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain
01-Aug-2008

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