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Catch of the Day!

Last week, our sea adventures team and four guests managed to reel in an impressive 400lb blue marlin.

Here’s how it all happened. Mark and Will Aitchison, father and son, as well as two other guests went on our deep sea fishing tour on BodyHoliday’s new Newton dive boat, Tiny. After cruising 10 to 15 miles off shore and only having a few bites on the line, the crew started to head back into land around half past eleven.

On the way back to the marina the Aitchison’s recall that the skipper hooked a bite on the line and ensured that the fish had been secured. Will, an avid fisher took to the fighting chair and attempted to reel in the catch for around 20 minutes before the other guests took a turn. After 45 minutes of tussle, the team was excited to find a 12 foot, 400lb blue marlin on the other end of their line.

Will and Mark had nothing but praise for the wonderful team that took them out—the boat captain Daniel, skipper Martin and deck hand Miguel. The Aitchison’s recall that the team was extremely experienced and knew exactly what to do. It is a novelty to catch a fish of this size and as you can imagine, quite challenging to reel in. The knowledge of the crew was integral in hooking the fish and instructing the guests on how to bring it in.

All in all, this was a very exciting day for the guests and crew alike. Be sure to check out all of our sea adventures on the new boat Tiny next time you’re at BodyHoliday!

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