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A Big Marlin caught off the coast of Tenerife PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Hopkins   
Sunday, 25 May 2008

So there we were, sat on the top deck of the bars opposite Pier 3 at Porto Colom Marina, Tenerife, drinking a nice cool water (yes you read that right, I was sat in a bar in Tenerife drinking a water) and practising knot tying (but more of that later) when the shout went up – ‘Their bringing another Marlin in!’

A big Marlin caught off the coast of Tenerife 


We rushed over to the balcony to get a better look and sure enough, one of the larger Tenerife big game fishing boats was coming into the harbour complete with a massive Blue Marlin strapped to the stern of the vessel.

Now I have to admit, part of me was fascinated with this spectacle, this fish was without doubt one of the largest I had ever seen but I was also struck with a little sadness that this magnificent creature had only a matter of hours ago been swimming around in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Tenerife in complete harmony with nature. Now it was dead.

A marlin caught in Tenerife

Once the boat had reached the Marina wall, the fish was strapped to a hoist and a weighing scale then it was hauled up and weighed. We were informed that it weighed in excess of 240KG – now that’s BIG.

Marlin in Porto Colom, Tenerife

I had to take a picture – sorry for the quality, I only had the camera on my phone with me at the time – click the images to get larger pictures.


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