Some have compared the capture and killing of a 364kg Black Marlin to trophy hunting.
The fishermen heard it had taken up residence on a reef. So began the hunt.
"People will be able to draw their own conclusions and ask if this is good for Marlborough, and what does the region really want?"
More than 20 years ago Bill Sinclair took part in the One Base competition and had an experience he will never forget.
The marlin are here and the fishermen are out to reel them in.