Its just good to know that some of these big fish exist still when you look at its not every day someone catchs one. After all is it the recreational fisher doing the damage or the commercial. If it was 100kg no one would notice.
If it was me id have to battle the do I take it or let it go in my head. Alot want to tag them and rightly so. Id wonder how many small ones this fish would have if i let it go etc. In this case it was for food not a trophy and the like.
I still dont see why we get upset when people take a single large fish. ie for a competition we tag most and only take one every now and then that would be a record or to win a competition or maybe to eat.
I have let marlin go in a competition that would have won or come close. Its something Im sure alot ponder.
The frustration is you see commercial fishermen dumping them at a tip because they didnt get enough money to freight them to market and you wonder why ?
Also the value to the local economy when you catch something like this they would surely gain as others would want to go fishing in that location.
But that said I have seen a few large blues 400kg - 450kg+ hanging caught on lures homemade and professionally made.
I think the thing is you can cover more ground on lures. Livebait its alot slower but good when you locate them
I dont mind doing it but alot have reasons against doing this as well.