South Carolina teen nabs 400-pound marlin during fishing competition

South Carolina teen nabs 400-pound marlin during fishing competition

The Charleston teen made fairly the catch at a current competitors.

One South Carolina 16-year-old with a “knack for catching fish” nabbed each a 400-pound blue marlin and new title throughout a current fishing match, as the primary junior angler to efficiently weigh within the spear-snouted fish within the occasion’s 60-year historical past.

On June 13, E.J. Nettles of the Charleston space reeled within the 400.four pound beast on the Huge Rock Blue Marlin match in Morehead Metropolis, N.C., Fox 5 experiences.

As hefty because the fish was, Nettles’ catch barely made the reduce, because the minimal eligibility for a giant blue is 400 kilos.

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“It’s an superior feeling to catch a fish in my first Huge Rock and convey it to the scales,” the teenager instructed Kinston.com. “When he bit, he got here up on the left aspect of the boat and didn’t take the bait at first however then he did and I picked the rod up and fought him for about 45 minutes or so.”

Making the catch on board the boat Uncommon Breed, Captain Bubba Simmons described Nettles as an “superior angler” with a embellished monitor file.

“E.J. is an superior angler, he gained two divisions up in Virginia Seaside with us and it’s simply an unbelievable feeling to have the ability to again into right here with a fish,” he instructed the outlet.

Rocky Blue Marlin Event director Bruce Paul voiced related sentiments of the younger angler as effectively.

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“Speaking to the captain, he stated E.J. simply has a knack for catching fish and so they all labored collectively as a crew and him being 16, spectacular by him to deal with the accountability and strain with all the cash that’s on the road,” Paul instructed Kinston.com.

Set to attract to a detailed on June 16, the weeklong competitors provides a $500,000 prize for the primary marlin caught weighing over 500 kilos.

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Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox Information Way of life. Comply with her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

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