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12 Oct 1972 – New 80lb World Record

Angler Bob Dyer
Fish Black Marlin
Weight 1098
Tackle 80lb
Boat Blue Rhapsody
Date 12 Oct 1972

Bob Dyer takes the mantle of the heaviest (World Record) fish on 80lb on 12 October 1972 with this one at 1098 on board Blue Rhapsody.

Robert “Bob” Dyer was inducted into the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

He would break his own World Record less than 12 months later.

Memorabilia – The mount of this fish hangs over the bar at the Cock N Bull bar/restaurant in Cairns which is home to a lot a marlin memorabilia.

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