Have seen the picture of the marlin from the early years, I think is was in a book written by a local fisho, may even have been a Jeoff Wilson book (not sure though). It's not that hard to believe, if the bait fish are there so are the preditors ie: the small tuna caught off Portarlington.
Alot of marlin get caught in Tassie every year and that is way down south of us, I heard of them getting caught as far as Hobart in water around 16.5 celcius. Over the passed decade the numbers of stripped marlin have been huge. It may well be that such fish come here yearly when the currents are right and no one knows because no one targets them properly, perhaps Souths fads will give them a place to congregate??? nice thought anyway
here's a beast from Bicheno in Tassie i think or Snt Helens can't rightly remember
would be nice to see a few of these chassing the gars off Alcoa