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The Biggest One That Didn't Get Away

A real fish tale hangs on a monster marlin caught nearly a half-century ago

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In Australia, charter boat captain Dennis "Brazakka" ("Wildman," as he is known to the locals) Wallace, whose clients have included the likes of actor Lee Marvin, says, "We haven't killed a fish in 15 years. When we take game fishermen out we try to encourage them to tag their record black marlin ...because when that fish leaves the ocean, it leaves a hole in the sea."

By Adele Conover


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