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Old August 23rd, 2012 #32
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Hawaii woman reels in half-ton marlin after FOUR HOUR battle that lost her a world record after help from crew

Molly Palmer misses a world record for her 1022.5lb fish because of a rule prohibiting her from not reeling it in herself

By Daily Mail Reporter

23 August 2012

Hawaii woman reels in half-ton marlin after FOUR HOUR battle that lost her a world record after help from crew



A 5-foot-9-inch woman tournament fishing in Hawaii waters fought a 12-foot marlin more than four hours before getting it on her team's boat and weighing it at more than a half-ton — a would-be world record.

But 28-year-old Molly Palmer is missing out on the glory and thousands in tournament prize money for one pesky reason: Her team's honor code.

Palmer needed to reel in the fish by herself in order for it to qualify as a valid catch for the tournament, according to rules set by the International Game Fishing Association.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ld-record.html