Catching Marlin from a kayak, Coffs harbour

10/01/2014 My mate, Paul, and I launched from Diggers beach. We paddled wide and found some lovely blue, warm water. I rigged some live bait and hooked onto a marlin. After a battle of 90min I managed to land the fish. It was revived and released.

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10/01/2014 My mate, Paul, and I launched from Diggers beach. We paddled wide and found some lovely blue, warm water. I rigged some live bait and hooked onto a marlin. After a battle of 90min I managed to land the fish. It was revived and released.

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Jonathan K
Jonathan K - 2 years ago
Those random narrations were hilarious!
Top-Tactic Fishing
Top-Tactic Fishing - 2 years ago
Wow what a catch. I bet that was a hard fight
GuadalupeBeach Anglers
GuadalupeBeach Anglers - 2 years ago
I was having a bad day
This video enlightened it a little
mostaque ahmed
mostaque ahmed - 3 years ago
Great to see you release that beautiful creature. Respect.
sabisch truepain
sabisch truepain - 3 years ago
Saved by the shake
smokster0604
smokster0604 - 3 years ago
Great work what a fish......love the release
Random Guy
Random Guy - 3 years ago
This is my dentist
Kyle Murphy
Kyle Murphy - 3 years ago
6:02 THAT FISH HAS PRETTIER EYES THAN ANYONE IVE EVER MET WTF
I'm on a mission to capture justin.y
I'm on a mission to capture justin.y - 2 years ago
Kyle Murphy its a marlin, every part of em is beautiful
Kyle Ferdinand
Kyle Ferdinand - 3 years ago
Most authentic reaction to hooking a marlin I've seen

10. comment for Catching Marlin from a kayak, Coffs harbour

Joe Weiland
Joe Weiland - 3 years ago
I caught a 12 lb pike from my kayak one time, christ that was a ride. I couldn't imagine what a marlin would be like. Good Work!
J Bone
J Bone - 3 years ago
Awesome
skipperup
skipperup - 3 years ago
Look pretty dead from the color he turned? Are ya sure he swam away and didn't just sink?
opti Aero
opti Aero - 3 years ago
How did you catch bonita?
Michael Garrick
Michael Garrick - 4 years ago
Great Catch well done
John D
John D - 4 years ago
Well that escalated quickly, good job!
Papaoldie Gnag
Papaoldie Gnag - 4 years ago
What reel do u have on that rod bro?
Tommie Strydom
Tommie Strydom - 4 years ago
Daiwa Saltist
LucaRobot101 Grim Reaper
LucaRobot101 Grim Reaper - 4 years ago
Im your friend's Wojciech's son Luca
Jeffrey Mckellop
Jeffrey Mckellop - 4 years ago
Freaking awesome. I was on a charter boat, in DR. the freaking rod handle broke, and the drag was completely shot. We fought the Marlin for 45 min. and broke the line due to shotty equipment.
SpecialVeloce
SpecialVeloce - 4 years ago
brave catch in a kanoo.

20. comment for Catching Marlin from a kayak, Coffs harbour

PBond Fishing
PBond Fishing - 4 years ago
That is crazy I fish for bass out of my kayak in the United States and I could imagine catching something that big out of a kayak. Congratulations on your catch great to see than the marlin was revived and swam away.
Joe C.
Joe C. - 4 years ago
Wow your thinking sharks are causing you to loose line and yet your feet are dangling in the water.!!! Balls of steele..!!
Roger Oz
Roger Oz - 4 years ago
nicely done, mate
NICOLAS LOPEZ
NICOLAS LOPEZ - 4 years ago
Sure, that Marlin died anyway. Very light tackle made unnessesary long fight that pushed the fish's strength beyond its reserves. The lactic acid poisoned its system till dead.
Jordan Voglsinger
Jordan Voglsinger - 4 years ago
He was fishing for mackerel, here in Coffs it's pretty rare to get a Marlin in close. There is no way he would be purposely fishing for them. Plus it had every chance of survival
1stPersonFishing
1stPersonFishing - 4 years ago
I got adrenaline watching this! Excellent work and awesome catch.
Rena Winne
Rena Winne - 4 years ago
how in the fuck do you get a damn Marlin that's impossible Wtf
clerus17
clerus17 - 4 years ago
advice looking to cathc fish in a kayak where to put them?
Jordan Voglsinger
Jordan Voglsinger - 4 years ago
clerus17 back in the water
Casper Audi
Casper Audi - 4 years ago
This was a good video Great care of the big Kahuna release.. thumbs Up
M&m Hn
M&m Hn - 4 years ago
Se my vídeo and coment please
Austin Werley
Austin Werley - 4 years ago
Legend

30. comment for Catching Marlin from a kayak, Coffs harbour

The Hopeless Fisherman
The Hopeless Fisherman - 4 years ago
Very cool! I know it's an old video, but well done anyhow.
John Page Contraband
John Page Contraband - 4 years ago
nice
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
That was a great day for you no doubt. Nice release.
Jeffrey Hopkins
Jeffrey Hopkins - 4 years ago
Hey Old Man and the Sea, you were terrific! So was the footage!
Orbit
Orbit - 4 years ago
There shall be no swearing, "OH FUCK"
Michael Condon
Michael Condon - 4 years ago
Go you good thing, well done Tommie! I for one, believe that magnificent fish survived. You went to considerable effort along with Paul to revive it, you deserve credit for your efforts not greenie hate speeches...
ArcticEwi
ArcticEwi - 4 years ago
What a catch! & release :D
Tucker Slaughter
Tucker Slaughter - 5 years ago
Lol there shall be no swearing. "Ah, F*CK!" XD
django unchained
django unchained - 5 years ago
Why did you let it go?
Jordan Voglsinger
Jordan Voglsinger - 4 years ago
Haha, how would he put it in is kayak! Marlin does taste pretty good
Joe Black
Joe Black - 5 years ago
I am sure marlin has died afterwards
rod brown
rod brown - 5 years ago
Great fishing!
Jordan Voglsinger
Jordan Voglsinger - 5 years ago
I live down at the jetty!! coffs harbour! good to see some locals hooking into some good fish. by the way, glad to see a professional relese
Michael
Michael - 5 years ago
I live in right next to Coffs Harbour
Jordan Voglsinger
Jordan Voglsinger - 4 years ago
I live in Coffs Harbour
Jordan Pirrone
Jordan Pirrone - 5 years ago
what reel is that?
Tommie Strydom
Tommie Strydom - 4 years ago
+Jordan Pirrone It's a Daiwa Saltist Overhead
atticusfn
atticusfn - 5 years ago
6:01 yo dawg im gonna let you go but first LET ME TAKE A SELFIE
Hector Pepper
Hector Pepper - 5 years ago
the picture at 6:01 is awesome man. I enjoyed watching this whole thing haha. I need me a marlin now haha. Cheers
Sampson Nite
Sampson Nite - 5 years ago
In order not to be speared when the Marlin gets to your kayak, you have to fight him to exhaustion, which is deadly to a Marlin. That was one of the most exhausted Marlin's I have seen boat side. You should be ashamed for killing a beautiful game fish for the sake of being noticed. Just because you think he swam away doesn't mean he did. That makes an easy meal for a shark.
Lord Tuskenworth III
Lord Tuskenworth III - 3 years ago
Fucking autistic cunt.
danooo3215
danooo3215 - 3 years ago
What an autistic white knight comment
Dalton v
Dalton v - 3 years ago
shark lives matter too you fishist
Jordan Voglsinger
Jordan Voglsinger - 4 years ago
+the fruit hunter lol, he didn't mean to catch it, plus it's an awesome experience catching such a magnificent game fish on a kayak
the fruit hunter
the fruit hunter - 5 years ago
there's a reason it's called a game fish.

because it's a fish caught for sport.
Ovui Gull
Ovui Gull - 5 years ago
is tat a murlin
RikkiTikkiTavi
RikkiTikkiTavi - 5 years ago
are those baits you caught small dogtooths?
Tommie Strydom
Tommie Strydom - 5 years ago
+RikkiTikkiTavi I had another look They look like watsons leaping bonito
RikkiTikkiTavi
RikkiTikkiTavi - 5 years ago
+Tommie Strydom Thats what I thought at first too but the stripes are going the wrong way for a bonito and at 0:56 you can see that they have way bigger teeth than a bonito. Unless you're talking about a different bonito than the Atlantic bonito which is what I am familiar with.
Tommie Strydom
Tommie Strydom - 5 years ago
+RikkiTikkiTavi Little bonito
Jordan Voglsinger
Jordan Voglsinger - 5 years ago
+RikkiTikkiTavi  bonito im pretty sure
julien steingens
julien steingens - 5 years ago
Dude good job

50. comment for Catching Marlin from a kayak, Coffs harbour

Jordan Voglsinger
Jordan Voglsinger - 5 years ago
+Goy Toy im not a greeny like some people, ill take a fish home here and there, I just like to let them go here and there
Everyotheryoutuber
Everyotheryoutuber - 6 years ago
Would it be possible to revive the marlin by pulling and pushing him backwards and forwards? It's like instead of a continuous steam of water through his gills, it becomes gulps of them? I've got a feeling the Marlin merely needed to clear it's system of CO2 and restock on some glucose and would probably be okay with just a tiny bit of assistance.
jordan voglsinger
jordan voglsinger - 5 years ago
Yes, that is possible.. You could also use a deck hose on a boat just stick it in it's mouth but that's if you want to keep it out of the water longer for pictures and stuff
wedkarstwopodlodowe.pl
wedkarstwopodlodowe.pl - 6 years ago
Nie mam pytań : )
Ethan E. Schramm
Ethan E. Schramm - 6 years ago
So cool!
Big Aidos
Big Aidos - 6 years ago
What kayaks are you guys using?
Tommie Strydom
Tommie Strydom - 6 years ago
Those are Stealth Evolution 495 Carbon Kevlar kayaks. The company also makes a fibreglass version
Hunter Davids
Hunter Davids - 6 years ago
So epic. To catch one from a boat is a difficult task, yet you did from a kayak!!! Great video work as well. Great catch!!!!!
Tommie Strydom
Tommie Strydom - 6 years ago
Thanks mate
Catu Chung
Catu Chung - 6 years ago
why did you want to catch the marlin in the first place?What's the purpose?How did marlin bite you?
isizinyo
isizinyo - 6 years ago
Catching a marlin is difficult and a challenge.  Much like climbing a mountain or running a marathon in under 3.5hours.Catching a marlin or any big fish from kayak is a challenge.   I was holding onto the marlin whilst my mate towing us along so we revive the marlin. Fishy CPR if you wish.  It lunged forward as it was get it's strength back and bit me it the process.  
VINYLBEATLES
VINYLBEATLES - 6 years ago
Catch and release.
Yeah !!! that´s the way mate !
CONGS
kingsknight1980
kingsknight1980 - 6 years ago
badass
srhiser13
srhiser13 - 6 years ago
Beautifully done and A+
on the release!
Sam Yoo
Sam Yoo - 6 years ago
Good on you for letting him go. True champ!
FrEnuLuM
FrEnuLuM - 6 years ago
This is how fishing should be.
Excellent footage, nice catch (y)
Catch and release at its best!
Petri Heil from Bavaria ;-)
Hector Pepper
Hector Pepper - 5 years ago
+Goy Toy that was unnecessary there at the end, non the less that shit made me laugh haha.
isizinyo
isizinyo - 6 years ago
Thanks mate! Appreciate the kind words
Ch0plol
Ch0plol - 6 years ago
Intense. Nice catch man.
Rob Dynasty
Rob Dynasty - 6 years ago
Super cool video. Well done dude!
isizinyo
isizinyo - 6 years ago
Thanks mate. I appreciate the kind words
Rob Dynasty
Rob Dynasty - 6 years ago
Super cool video. Well done dude!
volkswatson
volkswatson - 6 years ago
What a fish. What a fish. I've had a pic of this on my phone for a few months & just found your vid. Amazing!
JohnVHRC
JohnVHRC - 6 years ago
Your bad ass, just gotta give you mad props, amazing!!
yanciv
yanciv - 6 years ago
awesome catch! 
Mike Setterberg
Mike Setterberg - 7 years ago
Congratulations. 
Great video and good teamwork there.
That fish has a lot better chance of survival by what you guys did then by going for the glory of hanging it from the gantry. Good on ya.
Robert MacDougall
Robert MacDougall - 7 years ago
Wow, Nice job all the way around guys. Coolest video I've seen in a while, and nice rig, level of difficulty on that trip was a 10 and you pulled it off like a pro.. Cheers.
Danny Cheng
Danny Cheng - 7 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to resurrect the marlin!
Stuart Wade
Stuart Wade - 7 years ago
Wow, had to have been a thrill to be towed by him!
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Matthew Byrne
Matthew Byrne - 7 years ago
wow ! well done.  I owe you a beer if your ever in pittsburgh pa , usa
isizinyo
isizinyo - 7 years ago
Thanks mate!
Alex Pearson
Alex Pearson - 7 years ago
Jesus. Australians have the biggest balls. Well done!
Richard Ralston
Richard Ralston - 6 years ago
Actually he is originally South African ;)
Mike Stevens
Mike Stevens - 7 years ago
Hey Tommie. 

We would love to share your video and add a little write up with it for KayakFish magazine. Would you mind if I sent you some questions via email so we can add some depth to the video with some added info? 

Thanks!  

Feel free to email me 

mikestevens395@gmail.com
Pecheur Info
Pecheur Info - 7 years ago
Awesome !
Shared for Frenchies on http://pecheur.info/peche-marlin-kayak.html
Gordon Lam
Gordon Lam - 7 years ago
All this video achieves, is increase fishing kayak sales. lol Has BCF and Anaconda given you Platinum status yet?? haha
DelBoy1203
DelBoy1203 - 7 years ago
Great fish Tommie and a nice release!
isizinyo
isizinyo - 7 years ago
Thanks Del
Ben Mott
Ben Mott - 7 years ago
well done on the release mate, ur a legend
isizinyo
isizinyo - 7 years ago
Thank you kind sir
mrsmilyguy
mrsmilyguy - 7 years ago
Good on ya mate, for both the awesome catch and responsible recovery!
Andy Stevens
Andy Stevens - 7 years ago
Sensational!
Andy Stevens
Andy Stevens - 7 years ago
Sensational!
/Fish
/Fish - 7 years ago
Very nice, which stealth is that?
isizinyo
isizinyo - 7 years ago
That is a stealth evolution 495. Carbon kevlar. A great fast and stable yak
Tano Locker
Tano Locker - 7 years ago
FANTASTICA PESCA Y DEVOLUCION DE UN MARLIN TOTALMENTE EN KAYAK !!! No es como la de Fishing Tales...
Andreas A
Andreas A - 7 years ago
Good to know that you let that beautiful animal go free :) Nice one
NaveganteBOG
NaveganteBOG - 7 years ago
What a great catch! This is an excellent example of how to fish and release a prey. I also like the idea of having a rope at stern to tow another kayak. Nice video and very well edited. Congratulations mate!
isizinyo
isizinyo - 7 years ago
Thank you very much for the kind words
Kai Piatscheck
Kai Piatscheck - 7 years ago
Still no words mate]
Jeremy Mashek
Jeremy Mashek - 7 years ago
Congrats!!! That was sick!
Stuart Dunebuggy Whitehouse
Stuart Dunebuggy Whitehouse - 7 years ago
Excellent! Well done!
RoKKiT KiT
RoKKiT KiT - 7 years ago
Top stuff Tommo! Nothing better then seeing people show respect and care to the amazing animals they catch.
Blair Marquis
Blair Marquis - 3 years ago
isizinyo thanks for the vid mate next time I'm down in Coffs I'll visit you cause I am from Brisbane and come down often we could collaborate for my new Channel I subscribed to you
isizinyo
isizinyo - 7 years ago
Thanks mate
David Danforth
David Danforth - 7 years ago
Awesome
Jean le Roux
Jean le Roux - 7 years ago
Congratulations! That was very well done, especially the release. It was like you guys were geared for catch and release a marlin. 

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