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Black Marlin Big Game Fishing Holidays

Black Marlin are amongst the largest of all Saltwater game fish and can be found cruising the surface of many seas around the world. Some Black Marlin have been recorded to reach and exceed weights of over 1000lb and we strongly believe there are much bigger Black Marlin never to even see a hook. There is no greater feeling than seeing a huge Black Marlin playing with your lure behind the boat and then the fun starts. With the right tackle you will be in for a fight of your life

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Additional Information

Name: Black Marlin

Scientific Name: Istiompax indica

Description: Compared to other Billfish, Black Marlin are more solid than their Blue counterparts. They have a shorter bill and a rounder and lower dorsal fin. Black marlin can be distinguished from all other marlin species by their rigid pectoral fins, which are unable to be pressed flat against their sides.

Average Size: The Black Marlin is one of the largest members of the Marlin family. This beautiful fish can reach sizes of up over 15 feet and 1500lbs but the average size you will catch will be around 100lb.

Where to Catch: The Black Marlin can be caught in both the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Oceans. Some of the best destinations to head to for Black Marlin are Zancudo Lodge Costa Rica, Rodrigues Island Mauritius and Nosy Be Madagascar.

Fishing Methods: When fishing for Black Marlin you will be trolling when fishing, this is done from a moving vessel (boat/kayak). You will cover an area with teasers out the back of the vessel, these can be spreaders or lures which will entice the Black Marlin into getting aggressive and then it will into full blown attack mode. Once a Black Marlin is spotted the boats deckhand will watch to see where the Marlin is raising, if the marlin does not hook up on a lure the deckhand will flick out a rod with a dead-bait (normally a Tuna or a Ballyhoo) which nearly always proves to be irresistible your rod will then double over and your reel will start to scream making it fish on.

 

 

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