Kaitlyn Schofield fought and defeated a massive 174.8kg Striped Marlin on 15kg line after a 5 1/2 hour struggle back in June when fishing with her father Brian and mate Mark Parton on her dad's boat "Shockwave". They were drifting with a Slimy Mackerel off Bermagui when the monster took the bait.
A fabulous effort for a 10 year old girl. This capture enabled Kaitlyn to take out a World Record in the Small Fry Female and another World Record in the Women's 15kg category. As well as those Kaitlyn also takes out the Australian and NSW Records in the three 15kg line class categories being the Small Fry Female, the Junior Female and the Women's.
Congratulations goes to Kaitlyn, Brian and Mark, as we all know the sport of game fishing is a team effort so well done to you all.
Grahame A Williams, OAM. NSWGFA Inc. Records Officer.