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Fisherman Narrowly Avoids Being Speared by Jumping Marlin

Watch for flying…..marlin? While fishing recently in Dominican Republic, the crew of the Marlin Darlin fishing boat came about as close as you’d want to get to a jumping 160-kilogram marlin. The angler, Wahoo Barfield, was fighting the fish when it launched into the air, and into the boat. The fish’s massive bill nearly impaled the wireman helping Barfield, who was then knocked down in the melee. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, but the marlin regrettably died due to its injuries from the incident. See the crazy action below.

Bob Sexton

Bob Sexton

Growing up in Gander, Newfoundland, and Peterborough, Ontario, Outdoor Canada's managing editor Bob Sexton jumped at every chance to wet a line and head afield. After spending half of the 1990s working as a tour guide in Latin America, he completed a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2001 and was hired on as Outdoor Canada's assistant editor. Since joining the magazine, he has won two Outdoor Writers of Canada awards, in 2008 and 2011, and contributed to numerous National Magazine Award winning or nominated stories. Sexton is the past president of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.