Sport: Off Louisburg

Because its soft mouth is hard to hook and harder to keep hooked, the giant broadbill swordfish, one of the seas' sportiest inhabitants, is the most difficult fish to take on rod & reel. Although more than 5,000,000 pounds of swordfish are harpooned by commercial fishermen off the Atlantic Coast every year, no more than a baker's dozen are caught by Atlantic anglers.

Last week husky, 45-year-old Michael Lerner (Lerner Shops), who hunts and fishes round-the-globe, round-the-calendar, accomplished an unprecedented swordfishing feat. Off Nova Scotia's picturesque Louisburg, Angler Lerner boated two broadbill (275...

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