Marlin, Blue (Ghora Machi) by Hassan Sohail

Marlin, Blue (Ghora Machi) Makaira nigricans
All-Tackle Pakistan Record

Weight 288.7 lbs
Line class 50 lbs
Location Banana, Continental Shelf
Catch Date 12/4/2016
Angler Hassan, Sohail

Catch Story

Its has been thoroughly indulging chasing bills since I started fishing at 9 years of age. In 2016 I landed my first marlin, a blue weighing in at 288.7lb after a fierce fight of about 55 minutes, hooked on to a skirt on a standard offshore setup tiagra 30 and penn tuna stick. Currently a pak record. 

Since 2016 I was able to land a stripe marlin 135lb and a black marlin 145lb aswell being the 2nd angler in Pakistan to have caught all 3 species of marlin found in our waters. 

Year 2019 November on a marlin troll again  I managed to hook a stripe marlin brute of a fish weighing in at 183lb being my  second record in Pakistan.  The stripe was to hooked on to a skirt and it lost the battle after about 40 to 50minutes.

Over all Allah has been very kind and has rewarded to all the efforts that I had put in. 

Thank you