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The 14ft Stabicraft and the striped marlin

12 April 2016
The 14ft Stabicraft and the striped marlin

Fishing in the 14ft Stabicraft ''Bad Batch'' off the Hen and Chicks, Northland NZ.

The fish weighed in at 96.6kg.

Video courtesy of Paul Head

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