Tagging 60 000 game fish for Africa! – African Billfish Foundation

With close to 60 000 records across 42 species of gamefish, the African Billfish Foundation (ABF) runs the largest gamefish tagging database in Africa and they are calling for all African skippers to get involved! The foundation promotes effective conservation through advocacy for sustainable fishing practices and the protection of all billfish species, their environment and the millions of diverse stakeholders reliant upon billfish stocks to support their livelihoods.

If you would like to get involved with billfish tagging or genetic research, you can get in touch with The African Billfish Foundation at: info@africanbillfish.org or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AfricanBillfishFoundation.

Footage in this video was captured by boats fishing off Kenya and the footage was edited by Hold Your Breath Films. Fish for the future!

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Music: Tim Besamusca – The Final Stand

Hooked on Adrenaline – Billbash 2014

The 2014 Billbash tournament took place in August … what we experienced up there left us broken, stunned, and wanting more!! The footage shown was captured by a single boat at the tournament and shows exactly why this type of fishing is so damn addictive and why we come back to it year after year! This is why we love it! Fish for the future!

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Music: Kraddy – Operation Prometheus

600lb Marlin Eats Tuna!

When your tuna turns into a 600lb marlin!

While reeling in a bonito, a monster black marlin comes and swallows it and the hunter becomes the hunted! The food chain in action! All captured by Hold Your Breath Films.

Harry Tucker was reeling in a bonito when by far the biggest marlin that he has ever seen decided she wanted his fish instead, and she took it right in front of the camera! The subsequent 2.5 hours was a grudge match where harry had to fight this enormous animal on 50lb stand up gear! Yes there were tears! Yes he got sun burnt! And yes, we only gave him rum when he was thirsty.

But after a monumental effort he got this ‘fish of a lifetime’ to the side of the boat for a successful tag and release! The fish measured 3.5m (short length).

This is why we love it! Fish for the future!

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Music: Godwolf – Alone

Billbash 2013 – Incredible Exmouth!

The annual Billbash tournament is an absolute highlight and a ‘must do’ for any self-proclaimed WA game fisherman! Billbash is a ‘Tag and Release’ billfish competition held off Exmouth W.A. in August every year and it never fails to produce the goods!

2013 was an exceptional year with most boats reporting double figure catches of sails and marlin! It truly was one of those weeks where nature just put on a damn show! Footage shown here was from a single boat hosting the HoldYourBreath boys and a motley crew consisting of Stuart Jardine, Nick Markham and Mark Arkell.

Special thanks to our sponsor Murchison Boat Hire for providing the boat. www.murchisonboathire.com.au

Fish for the future!

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Music: Radioactive – Imagine Dragons