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Record-breaking fish caught in NC marlin tourney

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) - A record-breaking fish has been caught in the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in North Carolina.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported Capt. Eric Holmes on the boat Citation brought the 883-pound marlin to the docks shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. The catch broke the record of 831 pounds set in 2000 by Summtertime Blues out of Kiawah Island, S.C.

The Hatteras-based Citation earned a bonus of almost $319,000 for being the first boat to bring in a marlin weighing more than 500 pounds. If its catch stands as the biggest of the week, the boat will win almost $913,000.

The tournament has a total payout of more than $1.6 million.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Record fish

It would help your readers if you put all the pertinet information in your news stories.

The fish is a tournament record for The Big Rock. Your story may lead some to believe that it is some other kind of record.