Man holding large marlin
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'Monster' marlin landed by Norfolk landlord Kevin Gardner

A pub landlord from Norfolk is celebrating after claiming to land a "monster" 1320lb (599kg) blue marlin fish with just a rod and a line.

Kevin Gardner is thought to have become one of the first British fisherman to land a giant marlin on a line, with the fish measuring 20ft (6m) in length.

He said the catch off Ascension Island, in the Atlantic Ocean, took three hours and left him with burns and blisters.

  • 07 Mar 2013
  • From the section Norfolk