Starling Marine catches biggest mahi mahi among fleet of 149 boats

The 2015 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament was one of the biggest and most exciting on record, and included an all-new outboard division sponsored by Contender Boats and Starling Marine.

Fishing the Contender 35ST demo boat in the local week-long tournament, the Starling team enjoyed several days of fishing and catching big gamefish. On Day 4 they caught a  beautiful 48.7 pound mahi mahi which took the lead and held out as the biggest dolphin of the entire week. In addition to the daily prize for Day 4, the winner-take-all dolphin payout earned the team of David & Bryan Starling, Chad Singleton and Tony Novelli, a giant check exceeding $110,000!

Congratulations to the Starling Marine crew aboard their new Contender 35ST for bringing in a top gamefish in the new outboard category! The partnership between Contender, Starling Marine and the Big Rock Tournament not only led to the division winning dolphin by Starling Marine, but also two outboard powered boats boating a blue marlin, and one of those boats, EZ Boy, took home second place overall in the tournament with a blue marlin weighing in at 556.3 pounds! Here’s to many more years of outboard power participation in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament!