Many of you may have already heard whispers of a pending new women’s world record blue marlin caught off Kona this week. At 958lbs (on 130lb tackle), it was an amazing achievement for Sydney GFC angler Alex Nuttall who was on the final day of a three day trip with boyfriend Nick Durham, fishing with Capt. Chip Van Mols on board Monkey Biz (www.konagrander.com).
Those who fish Cairns, and of course local Sydney crews, will know Nick who we remember up here as Tiny from his days on deck on Iona 2. Nick, who is also the owner of Tantrum Lures, sent me this wrap up on the action. Its a great story so give it a read. And a big congratulations to Alex, Nick, Capt. Chip and JD from all of us!
“My girlfriend Alex and I had fished with our friend Captain Chip Van Mols on our last trip to Kona two years ago and had come back this year to have another crack as we knew this time of year produces big ones there. Kona is a special place to me as I also make Hawaiian style lures and am mad about blue marlin fishing so couldn’t wait to get back there to mingle with the best blue marlin captains and crews in the world. We had scheduled three days with Chip on the Monkey Biz II. We’d had relatively quiet fishing on the first two days with only the one bite from a 200lb fish that we pulled hooks on – little did we know what we were in for on our third day.