A pending North Carolina record Atlantic Blue Marlin was caught today by angler Trey Irvine onboard the Mimi. The massive 1,228.50 pound Atlantic Blue Marlin was weighed in at Pirate’s Cove Marina at approximately 3:45pm today. When certified this catch will eclipse the 1,142 pounder caught by Jack Herrington in 1974. The world record Atlantic Blue Marlin weighing 1,402.20 pounder was caught in Brazil in 1992.
The Mimi is registered in all tournament categories. Final results to be announced tonight at 9:00pm during the awards ceremony at the 25th annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament.
For more information on 25th Annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament or any of the 2008 Pirate’s Cove Big Game Tournaments go to www.pcbiggame.com