Record-breaking 914-pound blue marlin reeled in during NC tournament

Record-breaking 914-pound blue marlin reeled in during NC tournament

MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA — A record breaking 914-pound blue marlin was caught off the coast of Morehead City, North Carolina Saturday during a weekend fishing tournament.

The blue marlin was the biggest fish ever in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament's 61-year history.

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It took two fishermen six hours to get the massive blue marlin into their boat.

The closest competitor reeled in a 588-pound fish.

The winner, known as Top Dog, took home $793,000.