Business magnate tags and releases grander marlin

Bob Rich was fishing with Capt. Tim Dean aboard Calypso during the 25th Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

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Famed businessman and professional sports-team owner Bob Rich accomplished a 30-year dream on Oct. 5, catching, tagging and releasing a grander black marlin on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

An accomplished lifelong angler and an author, Rich, owner of frozen foods company Rich Products Corp. and the Buffalo Bisons, a triple-A baseball franchise, caught the estimated 1,100-pound black while fishing with Capt. Tim Dean aboard Calypso during the 25th Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic.

“[The whole crew] performed their duties wonderfully,” said Rich, who dedicated the catch to his late friend Don Tyson, a founder of The Billfish Foundation.