Instead they landed a 226 kg marlin!
Near Panama, they spotted three birds less than a kilometre off the fishing aggregate device. “Literally going past 50m off it, the short corner jet went off,” said Arnold.
“We were joking about it being a wahoo because of the slow run and head shakes, five minutes later we realized it wasn’t a wahoo.
“Another five minutes passed and we had it close and it turned into a top fuel dragster and sucked out 1km of line!
“The marlin finally broke water way out the back; after two near scares thinking we were going to lose it when it charged the boat, we had it boat side and secured, after a few circular manoeuvres,” Arnold said.
Arnold and Robati are stoked and happy their earlier plan for the day completely changed, and hope to hook another monster fish soon.