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1 Nov 1973 – First 1400lb fish

Angler Michael McGrath
Fish Black Marlin
Weight 1443
Tackle 130lb
Boat Restless II
Date 1 Nov 1973

The 1443-pound (654.08kg) monster, a new Australian record, was caught by Michael McGrath from Cairns waters on November 1, 1973 on Restless II with Capt. Peter B Wright. This was one of two 1400lb fish caught in 1973.

The first was just a few weeks earlier caught by Garrick Agnew (Perth) fishing on Pannawonica. Garrick’s fish weighed 1417lbs (8 October).

Garrick Agnew on "Pannawonnica" with a 1417lb. The first 1400lb fish and held the Australian record for almost a month.
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