From shore, father and son bring in 433-pound marlin

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Joshua and Robert Malacas pose with a 433.8-pound blue marlin they caught from the Kaanapali shore on Saturday. Joshua was fishing with his father Robert at the Old Kaanapali pier on the north side of Black Rock. On his first cast from the end of the pier, Joshua had a hook-up within five minutes. He landed the marlin that ended up beaching itself. Robert then used a throw net to cover the thrashing marlin, and the two hauled it up the beach. “I’m still numb about it, that that could even happen,” Robert Malacas said of the huge catch. He said they shared some of the meat with tourists who helped get the fish from the water to his truck, and the rest went to family.

DONNELL A. TATE photo

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