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.
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