• Hooked marlin sinks boat

    by  • February 1, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A hooked black marlin appears to have sunk a sports-fishing boat off Panama. The dramatic pictures, which appear on Marlin magazine’s Facebook page,  were taken by another boat that was photographing the action. While the marlin didn’t actually charge the boat and punch huge holes in it, the fish’s scorching runs forced the captain to back down at full throttle while in reverse. It appears that the skipper slipped while doing so, the boat took on too much water and started to sink.The crew and anglers had to leap clear, and watched their boat sink. They were rescued by the photo boat. And the marlin got away.

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    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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