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Leading boat Tag & Release Di Da Ke secured their lead with an early tag of striped marlin on Day 2. Meanwhile a number of blues were being fought to the boat with the existing heaviest marlin award at 210kg held by Weapon in serious doubt. The mark was raised just after lunch by Obsession with a 216.5kg blue. But in a dramatic finish, Di Da Ke hooked up only minutes before cease fishing and battled the fish for a further hour and a half. We came over to have a look and saw four grown men struggling to pull the fish into the boat and with a 6 o’clock deadline, the hammers were down to the weigh-station which they made with 2 minutes to spare. The fish going 288kg (635lb) – one of the biggest weighed at Port Stephens in many years.Overwhelmingly fish caught on Sunday were blue marlin although Dreamcatcher II reported a 120kg striped marlin released in closer to the temperature break, one of the biggest stripes in the area in a while as well.