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Fishing Horta Faial, Azores, Portugal

Estimated 1,400 pound Atlantic Blue Marlin captured & released by Capt Joseph Franck for angler Peter Ganz

Horta Faial, Azores, Portugal

Billfishermen looking to bag an Atlantic Blue Marlin record might want to consider a trip to the Azores Bank. Several IGFA line-class records have been set here for the Atlantic Blue Marlin. Pictured here is an estimated 1,400 pound Atlantic Blue Marlin captured and released by Captain Joseph Franck for his client fisherman, Peter Ganz. The monster would have likely trumped the 80-pound line class world record of 1,189 pounds.

"Around the Azores the waters are extremely deep, over 1000m, and good fishing can be found in the channels between the islands.
The water surrounding the islands of the Azores archipelago abounds in a variety of sea life, including huge pelagic fish such as the Atlantic Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and occasionally Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna, Swordfish, and various types of shark (including Hammerheads, Six Gill and Mako). Smaller tuna species, Blue Fish, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, and many more, can be found in abundance." Extract in quotes taken from Xacara Big Game Fishing, Grander Hunting the Azores

The Big Water Adventures of Terry Tri, Grander Search part 23, fishing out of Faial, Good information

Angling Direct Holidays with Capt Joseph Franck, Azorean Blues

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