Thorp & Thorp do it again

Tuesday January 14, 2020 Written by Published in Local
Kieran Thorp landed a 400kg or 882 pounds blue marlin yesterday on the fishing boat Tamahine, skippered by his brother Cameron. Kieran Thorp landed a 400kg or 882 pounds blue marlin yesterday on the fishing boat Tamahine, skippered by his brother Cameron.

The Thorp brothers have got the fishing year off to a weighty start by landing a massive 400kg marlin.

 

Kieran landed a 400kg or 882 pounds blue marlin yesterday on the fishing boat Tamahine, skippered by his brother Cameron.

Last June, mates Cameron Thorp and Brendan Gardiner put the Cook Islands on the global fishing map when they landed the world’s first “grander” (weighing 1000 pounds or more) blue marlin of the year, weighing in at 472kg (1041 pounds).

Both marlins were caught on board Tamahine, Cameron’s 20-foot boat that he built himself.

The Tahitian Poti Marara-style vessel is often used for catching flying fish and as a chase boat for spearing mahimahi in Tahiti.

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