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October 19, 2012

Video: 600-pound black marlin leaps into cockpit, injures two

A big-game boat backing down hard into the seas off Australia gets more than it bargained for when 600 pounds of black marlin lands in the cockpit.

It’s hard to imagine fishing more exciting than fighting a 600-pound black marlin while backing down hard into the rugged seas off Cairns, Australia. But for the crew of the Little Audrey, things got crazy quickly when that behemoth tried to join them in the cockpit and, for a few frightening moments, succeeded — long enough to tear up some of the boat while, amazingly, causing only minor injuries. The fish was released soon after. Watch the chaos unfold in this great video. with footage from several different cameras,  first appearing on the site of our friends Down Under, Fishing World.