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Published On: Fri, Aug 24th, 2012

Molly Palmer reels in 1,000 pound marlin

A Hawaii tournament fisher fought a 12-foot, half-ton marlin in the Pacific Ocean for more than four hours before she and her teammates got the monster fish out of the water, but she will miss out on the glory and thousands of dollars in prize money.

Molly Palmer, age 28, would have 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.

Palmer told The Associated Press that her team wasn’t overly concerned about getting disqualified hauling the fish on deck, because they just wanted to land the big catch.

“I didn’t come here to set world records,” Palmer said. “I didn’t even really come here to win money. I came here to catch fish and that’s just what we were there to do.”

Palmer’s fish weighed in at 1,022.5 pounds, well over the record of 950 pounds for a woman using a 130-pound line, tournament organizer Jody Bright said.

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