A great recapture from two Pacific hot spots for blue marlin. When first tagged off of Tonga in November of 2012, this blue marlin was estimated at just 75 lbs. by angler Rhys Dewhurst and Capt. Henk Gros aboard the “Target One.” Close to two years later in August of 2014, this blue marlin was recaptured by a Chinese longline vessel off of Suva, Fiji, roughly 500 miles from where it was tagged. In the span of just two years the blue marlin had grown to almost four times its original weight to an estimated 300 lbs. (roughly 100 lbs. a year)!
Check out some of the recaptures tracks from some of TBF tagged fish.