• Video of the week: 300lb marlin from a kayak

    by  • December 8, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Kayak anglers, looking for ever greater challenges, are now catching marlin from their boats. The clip here shows a group of kayak anglers with two marlin hooked. The larger takes almost five hours to land and takes him 11 miles from where it is hooked. Though the fish are returned, I’m a little uneasy about playing a fish for that long. Still, there is some impressive footage of the hooked fish jumping close to the kayak. Watch the video here. On the other hand, there’s a danger that extreme fishing can go a step too far. How long before kayak nuts are thinking: “Bet I could hook and land a great white…” What do you think?


    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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