Dwayne Sweeney – Solo Marlin, Raglan New Zealand

Over the last couple of years Dwayne has been trying to catch a solo Marlin and after many lost fish 13 to be exact, on the 14th of Febuary number 14 stuck! 

For those of you in the know you will understand how many stars have to align to achieve this feat, especially in a 4.65m Alloy Boat. With a good weather window off Raglan on the West coast of New Zealand, some good local intel and knowledge Dwayne’s dream was finally achieved. Goes to show that its not all about the size of the boat but more how it performs. Dwayne’s Boat Mini Chiefie is a FC Boats 465 with great stability and has been set up by Dwayne and the team at FC Boats to target these amazing Game Fish.

Check out the capability of an FC Boat with Dwayne Sweeney bringing in his first solo marlin out from Raglan, New Zealand on Mini Chiefie his FC 465.
Check out the capability of an FC Boat with Dwayne Sweeney bringing in his first solo marlin out from Raglan, New Zealand on Mini Chiefie his FC 465.

190kg Striped Marlin caught out from Whitianga with friends over from Japan!

When Dwayne isn’t busy playing rugby, he is out on his FC Boats 465 Mini Cheifie with mates and on this occasion managed to land the fish of a lifetime out of Whitianga.Which happend to be the biggest Striped Marlin caught in Whitanga in over 50 years. Check out the video on his YouTube below. 

FC Boats are an all-rounder boat built for the ultimate maximum fishing room, for soft bait or jigging. FC aluminium fishing boats are recognised as extremely safe and stable boats for family recreation, fishing and diving. Adding a Minn Kota NZ electronic motor is a great fishing tool for all types of fishing and weather.
FC Boats are an all-rounder boat built for the ultimate maximum fishing room, for soft bait or jigging. FC aluminium fishing boats are recognised as extremely safe and stable boats for family recreation, fishing and diving. Adding a Minn Kota NZ electronic motor is a great fishing tool for all types of fishing and weather.