85year old Granny catches 385kg Marlin.

Just read this on the news portion of iinet:


 

An 85-year-old great grandmother has hauled in a 385-kilogram marlin in far north Queensland.

Connie Laurie caught the black marlin during a fishing charter trip off Cooktown, north of Cairns, over the weekend.

Fishing professionals have called the feat "amazing''.

Mrs Laurie says she has been fishing her whole life but snaring the big marlin, which was later released, is something she will never forget.

"I certainly didn't feel 85 when I was bringing it in, I was too busy concentrating on keeping it on and getting it into the boat," she said.

"I try to stay active and as I said, I've always loved fishing and I want to continue doing it down on the Gold Coast."

Go the granny's!! :-)

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Wow!!!!!

Mon, 2011-11-07 08:41

Thats 847 pounds, must have had a good winch on that charter boat. Surprised they pulled it out of the water, I would have taken a photo at the side of boat then released it.

 

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 just not FAIR!!!! how can

Mon, 2011-11-07 08:42

 just not FAIR!!!! how can some old nana do what most of us dream about....lol

 

Well done to her and what a trophy catch at any age...

So whats our excuse at half her age and some even a quarter her age????? lol 

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You sure that wasn't just

Mon, 2011-11-07 09:07

You sure that wasn't just Paul from iFISH ?

His efforts on the Black Marlins during last week's show looked like that of an 85 yr old Granny ! Hehe

(but seriously, good on the old duck. )

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now with pics

Sat, 2011-11-12 13:13

Great grandmarlin! Angler nets fish weighing third of a ton at the ripe old age of 85

 

 
 Connie Laurie, 85, pictured reeling in her fish on a boat in Cairns, Australia

Catch of the day: Connie Laurie, 85, pictured reeling in her fish on a boat in Cairns, Australia

'I got lifted out of my seat twice as I was pulling it in, but I was able to get it right up to the back of the boat before we released it back into the sea.' 

 
 The marlin weighed more than one third of a ton

Hooked: The marlin weighed more than one third of a ton

 Connie Laurie, 85, has been fishing for most of her life but had never caught anything as big as this one

Experienced angler: Connie Laurie, 85, has been fishing for most of her life but had never caught anything as big as this one

 

'It's something I’ve wanted to do all my life, to go out and fish for something big.'

 

 The elderly woman hauled it in to the boat off the coast of Cooktown

Making a splash: The elderly woman hauled it in to the boat off the coast of Cooktown

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tuff old bird

Sat, 2011-11-12 17:42

thats one unhappy marlin.  what a catch.