TBF’s “conservation and responsible use” philosophy applauds anglers big enough to release the big marlin girls that are estimated at boat side to weigh 750 pounds and up. To honor the anglers, captains and mates who release these very large, female marlin, TBF created the Grander Release Club.   If a safe tagging opportunity is available when a decision is made to release the big marlin, tagging would be appreciated for it can generate needed recapture data.

Reports of the grander releases should be submitted with a photo to  In recognition of releasing the marlin, a newly designed TBF certificate will be sent to each team member, with their names entered into the Grander Release Club section on TBF’s website.

Only with smart release investments will granders grow and be available for generations to come.

Photo courtesy of Dreamin’ On