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Jim Pardew

280lb Black Marlin, Bermagui, March 1940


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Jim Pardew

With first Marlin caught in Victorian waters at Cape Conran, Jan 27, 1961. Fish weighed 104lb


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Athel D'Ombrain

(1901-1985). Pioneer angler from Port Stevens NSW who adopted a scientific approach to the sport and who was very successful in the immediate post World War 2 years. Is credited with devising the now widely accepted tag and release concept for big game fishes, commencing his first experiments in 1938
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Newman Silverstone, Athel D'Ombrain & Sil Rohu

First capture of the Newcastle & Port Stevens Game Fishing Club, Shoal Bay 1933.



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R.J Fagan

Bermagui 1936

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R.J Fagan

Circa, 1935. Reg Fagan, pioneer angler from Mandurama NSW who fished very actively from Bermagui in 1930's. Was Vice President and later patron of the Bermagui Big Game Anglers Club



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Dick Simpson

Dunedin, New Zealand, 1946



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John McGregor

With Black Marlin, New Zealand, Circa 1939



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Capt Francis Aldridge & C.D Watson

New Zealand, Circa 1936



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Reg Lyne

This is the first of only 2 marlin caught by the original members of the Swordfish & Tunny club of Aust, on Montague Island, Feb 1934 (Both were caught by Reg Lyne). This club was founded on the island on Feb 13th at Reg Lyne's camp. Reg Lyne was manager of Hartley's Malbourne Tackle shop in the 1930's. He was instrumental in getting Zane Grey to visit in 1936.

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