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Angler enjoys close call in quest for “grander” marlin

OCEAN FISHING — A three-decade quest to reel in a marlin weighing more than 1,000 pounds ended spectacularly for businessman Bob Rich Jr. this fall in the Black Marlin Classic catch-and-release tournament off Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

If you've never experienced the power of these massive but speedy fish, watch this video of Rich reeling in the acrobatic monster. See deck hands cut it off ALMOST before it inflicted damage to the boat.

Read on for a more detailed account of Rich and his fishing experience.

Big billfish upstaged in Mexico

FISHING — Former Spokane resident and angler John Jankovsy sends us a report of great fishing and great local pride in fish from his adopted home in Mexico.

He included the photo above of what's reportedly been accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records to be the largest marlin and sailfish sculpture anywhere.

Problem is, he couldn't photograph the entire sculputre without cropping out a portion of Miss Mexico, Karin Ontiveros.

So you'll have to use some imagination about the fish.

Read on for more details about the artist and this sculpture situated at Barra de Navidad.