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Woman Lands a Half-Ton Marlin

Jody Bright

What’s over 12-feet long, weighs 1,022.5 pounds, takes four hours and entire crew to reel in? That would be the marlin Molly Palmer netted in Hawaii this week. The fish would have shattered the world record for a woman by over 70 pounds, except … Palmer required the help of her crew to land the colossus.

The record setting fish was hooked in an Hawaiian fishing tournament and could have also landed Palmer a cash prize, but Palmer would have had to reel in the fish by herself to qualify as a valid catch, according to rules set by the International Game Fishing Association.

But for the sake of the catch, she happily sacrificed the glory of a world record and prize money.

Seeing as her and her crew were out on a boat in the middle of the ocean with no one to say other wise, another option was lying, but when asked she said the thought never crossed her mind, “I didn’t come here to set world records,” Palmer told the Associated Press. “I didn’t even really come here to win money. I came here to catch fish and that’s just what we were there to do.”

What a great example, way to go Molly Palmer.

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