Third Big Fish Caught at 52nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

(Morehead City) -- The crew of "Wet-n-Wild" out of Beaufort, NC caught a 460 pound blue marlin to take over third place at the 52nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

It was just the third Blue Marlin caught in the tournament and stands to collect $144,380 in prize money.

Citation's record 883 pound Blue caught on day one is still in the lead and would receive of $912,825 from the tournament’s $1.66 million purse if they hold on to win.

A second huge blue marlin was caught Wednesday by Carnivore, captained by Ed Petrilli of Cape Carteret. Carnivore came to the scales with a 528.3-pound blue marlin which puts that team in position to win $217,570 if they finish as the runner-up.

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  • by Jenny & Sonny (Old Mule Train) Location: Marshallberg on Jun 28, 2010 at 07:20 AM
  • by chuckles on Jun 19, 2010 at 04:02 PM
    Puny huh Chris? Probably much like yourself. Don't criticize people who can do what you cannot little man. Now go back to perch fishing.Congrats Tony!!
  • by Wet N Wild Fan Location: NENC on Jun 18, 2010 at 08:08 PM
    Thrilled for Tony Ross!!! Exceptionally nice person. Excellent sportfisherman. CONGRATS TONY!!!
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 18, 2010 at 07:40 PM
    Anonymous, obviously you cannot subtract 460 from 883. The new fish today is almost doubled in size by the first place catch. 460 pounds compared to 883 pounds doesn't even make me think twice about the relatively puny 460 lb fish.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 18, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    Theosaka: If I remember correctly they are used for research. If I am incorrect someone please correct me.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2010 at 05:13 PM
    They use these fish for research, the mercury level is too high in billfish to be eaten safely. Though the meat is VERY tasty.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2010 at 04:19 PM
    Chris, you've obviously never caught a 460 lb fish. Go buy a 80lb class rod and reel, tie it off to a compact car that's in neutral and reel it up a hill....
  • by Theosaka Location: Rville on Jun 18, 2010 at 03:30 PM
    Another biggy, but what do they do with all that fish? Eat them or stuff them?
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 18, 2010 at 02:40 PM
    It is not a big fish unless it beats the 883 lb fish already caught.

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