Record-breaking Marlin hooked off the Fraser Coast Qld.

CROWDS gasped in awe as the heaviest black marlin Australia has seen in more than 30 years was weighed in Hervey Bay.

The gigantic 649kg fish was caught after a two-hour battle yesterday afternoon by Rob Crane aboard the 76ft Viking Boat Too Easy.

Less than 5kg off the world record, the marlin was so large it had to be winched by crane from the Gold Coast fishing crew’s boat to the Urangan Slipway.

The almost 650kg prize catch was caught on a $10 homemade lure east of Lady Musgrave Island.

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