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25 Sept 1966 – The fish that started it all

Angler Richard Obach
Fish Black Marlin
Weight 1064
Tackle 80lb
Boat Sea Baby 1
Date 25 Sept 1966

The fish that started it all. Caught by Richard Obach on 25 September 1966. The first grander black marlin off Cairns weighing in at 1064lbs. Many don’t realize this fish was caught on 80lb tackle. And at the time was the new world record black marlin for 80lb.

Caught on Sea Baby I with Captain George Bransford.

Watch the George Bransford talk about that day in the video below recorded at the 40th Anniversary Cairns Black Marlin Tournament in Cairns in 2006.

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