The Seafari, a visiting boat from the United States, was making its first visit to Bermuda. Owner Rich Davies, a native South African, makes his home in North Carolina. He said this is the biggest fish he had ever caught. The captain also said this was also the biggest fish he has ever caught, with the next largest a 1,100-pound fish caught in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii. Davies said in tribute to the catch he will make a donation to an orphanage in Zululand in his native South Africa. The largest marlin reported from Bermuda waters is a fish of 1,352 pounds caught in 1995.