World Record Black Marlin caught on 2 lb

Enrico Capozzi -
“We have found the ultimate world record fish catching machine, our new boat is a 53 foot Spencer and is one of the best in the world!”

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The Crew –

Capt. Bruno Larica, BRAZIL
Brazilian Captain Bruno Larica joined the team in May 2011 . His extensive traveling has taken him fishing to many remote destinations while involved with a mothership/game boat operation for several years. Those included Panama and Australia in the Pacific, all of the Caribbean islands ,Venezuela and Bermuda along with the USA east coast. Has pioneered fishing in his home waters of Brazil from Vitoria to Salvador and Fernando de Noronha. Has caught as captain several billfish world records on both conventional and fly tackle. Capt. Bruno Larica has several thousand billfish released in his career on both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Pelon"Pelon" Ruiz, Costa Rica - First Mate and Wireman
Pelon is a legendary Costarican mate with 44 IGFA world records with Enrico Capozzi's fishing team.
Pelon has wired over 15,000 billfish including 111 sailfish on 2lb for Enrico and 2-4-6-8-12-16-20-30-50-80-130lb Blue Marlin for Enrico all on conventional tackle.


Allen SmithAllen Smith, USA – Gaff man / Teaser man / Fly expert
Several IGFA world records with the team both inshore and offshore. Allen is a Master fly tier and has been with the team in Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Guatemala, Venezuela, Madeira


OscarMate Oscar Lampin, has been with the team for several years and has landed many world records in both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. An expert at the gaff and superior teaserman.








It takes the perfect team of people to make the catch happen, and Enrico has combined a group of professionals that can accomplish the task. Left to right - Enrico Capozzi, Allen Smith, Stacey Parkerson, Pelon Ruiz and Captain Bruno Larica (not shown)






Celebrating the "Perfect Catch" has made the Spirit of Pilar fishing team notorious indeed, and the bar bills tallied up world wide reflect the effort that it takes to achieve the goal.


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