Sport: Off Cat Cay

With the exception of croquet, fishing is probably the only sport at which women can beat men. Last week brawny members of the world-wide brotherhood of big-game anglers doffed their visors to a member of the sisterhood: attractive, 125-lb. Mary Pouch Smithers Sears, wife of a blue-blooded Boston ichthyologist.

With a 24-thread line, 10/0 reel and 18-oz. rod tip (much lighter tackle than is generally used), Mrs. Sears boated a 730-lb. blue marlin, a new world's record, in the Bahaman waters off Cat Cay.† It took her only one hour and 27 minutes to stop his rushes, lick him, land him.

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