Marlin leaps into boat

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Anglers fishing off a big-game boat in Cairns, northern Australia, came close to being skewered by a marlin when it leapt into the boat. The fish was being played in rough seas and as it got close to the boat, one of its leaps took it right onto the Little Audrey. One crewman was knocked over by a piece of stairwell, and the man holding a tagging pole came close to being skewered. See the video (I’d advise you to turn the music down) here.

Keith Elliott
Keith Elliott
Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I’m Founder and former Chairman of the Masher Trust.

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