Cabo Blanco Fishing Club
“There is a place in the deep blue water of the Pacific about 35 miles off the coast of Northern Peru that was once known as "marlin boulevard." During the 1950’s a unique combination of ocean currents and underwater geography led the sleepy little fishing village of Cabo Blanco to become the nexus of the booming sport of deep-sea sport fishing.”
Cabo Blanco Fishing Club was founded in 1951 and located close to 750 miles north of the Peruvian capital. These images taken by Frank Scherschel appeared in Life Magazine in 1959.
“The fish that made Cabo Blanco famous is a black marlin snared on August 7, 1953 - the largest bony fish ever caught with a rod and reel. It weighed 708 kilograms (1,560 pounds) and was 14 feet, seven inches long. The record still stands today.”
Alfred C. Glassell Jr., club founder and world record title holder recalls, “There was nothing like Cabo Blanco in the rest of the world. This place was one of the great events of the century. There never was anything like it before and there won't be anything like it ever again.“