UPDATE: Winning Blue Marlin DQ’d at Big Rock

The board of directors for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament have disqualified Citation’s 883-pound blue marlin, according to this press release. Here’s the meat: “After interviewing members of the crew of the fishing vessel Citation, review of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament rules, consulting the division of Marine Fisheries as well as the [...]

22nd June 2010.
By Pete McDonald

Atlantic blue marlin from NOAA.

The board of directors for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament have disqualified Citation’s 883-pound blue marlin, according to this press release.

Here’s the meat:

“After interviewing members of the crew of the fishing vessel Citation, review of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament rules, consulting the division of Marine Fisheries as well as the North Carolina Attorney General’s office, it is apparent that there has been a substantial violation of Tournament rules. The Board of Directors has unanimously determined that they have no choice but to disqualify the 883 pound blue marlin caught on June 14, 2010.”

The reaction to their Facebook post is mixed.

Here’s more reaction on the Sportfishermen.com forums.

I’ll post more from around the web as I get the chance.


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