It’s no secret that Bermuda is one of the best destinations in the world to go fishing. Many of the International Game Fishing Association’s world record catches were hauled in near our shores and the island also hosts the Bermuda Triple Crown, an annual billfish tournament featuring some of the world’s premier anglers—like the guy who caught this bad boy. Reports Bernews—the island’s latest online source for, well, Bermuda news—Playmate skipper Kevin Winters and crew hauled in a 1,103-pound marlin on Monday, one of thirteen “granders” to be caught in Bermuda since 1983. I can’t say with any certainty what captain Kev did with the fish when he took it down from that Island Construction crane, but my guess is he might be eating grilled marlin steaks for the foreseeable future.
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).