Hamilton teen wins $50K in fishing comp

Publish Date
Thursday, 23 March 2017, 8:13AM


Normally the only thing teenagers in Hamilton catch is crabs, however Dylan White has caught a 203.7kg blue marlin won $50,000.

Using a 37kg rod and reel on a Pakula lure, the 13-year-old was on a boat in the Bay of Islands with three other anglers, including his father. 

Dylan's father Scott White said the fish surfaced about 30 times "going crazy" during the 38 minutes from hook up.

Nobody else could touch the rod or he would be disqualified. 

The $50,000 prize money will go into a savings account until Dylan is old enough to know what to do with it.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.

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