Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel

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321-Pound Marlin Caught By Fisherman In New Zealand

A fisherman in New Zealand was shocked to catch a 321-pound marlin while on a fishing trip last week. Josh Roberts had been out on the water for an hour-and-a-half before snagging a striped marlin, something he’s been targeting for the last decade. The marlin didn’t come easy and reportedly put up a good hour-long fight with Roberts. 

Once the fisherman was able to pull the marlin in, he realized one major problem. The fish was too big for his 13-foot boat. “I basically tied it up alongside the boat so it would drag through the water,” notes Roberts. He says he raced back to shore to avoid sharks that could’ve stolen his prize. Once back on shore he was able to weigh the marlin that came in at a whopping 321-pounds, which is 70 more than Roberts expected. 

Roberts ended up taking the fish home to a relative’s smoker. He plans to give it away to his co-workers at an oil refinery and to his family. So what’s next for the fisherman after such a huge feat? “The forecast looks pretty good again for Friday, so I think I’ll be out there again,” he says. “I just love being out there on the water.” The rest of the story and photos are HERE

Now...I don't think you'll catch a 321-pound Walleye on our big fishing trip to Ballards Resort at Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, this summer....but we DID catch some pretty big ones last summer. Are you coming with us this August? Here's all the info and, remember, you'll save $200 if you book by Tuesday, May 15th!


Per-person package includes round trip coach transportation, four nights lodging, three days of guided walleye fishing, twelve meals, angling equipment, sales and lodging tax...and memories that will last a lifetime!


Call 1-800-PRO-CORK or visit But make sure to book by May 15th to save $200. Here's some photos from last year's trip...

Danielle Rudd From Ballard's Resort in Lake Of The Woods, Minnesota

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