Guy Harvey is earning more accolades abroad.
The marine icon, who has a business in the Cayman Islands and is a noted figure on the local fishing scene, is grabbing headlines thanks to a record catch. His daughter Jessica Harvey, 22, landed a massive 600-plus pound swordfish – the largest caught by a female angler in the last 30 years and one of the biggest ever on record.
Jessica was part of her father’s expeditions team, who were in Isla Mujeres, Mexico to film the renowned whale shark aggregations as part of a new documentary. The entire adventure was captured on film by award-winning filmmaker George Schellenger and Greg Jacoski of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
Jessica is already an International Game Fishing Association Junior World Record holder. The catch came after she decided to do a little fishing during a break in filming, according to her Guy.
Under the guidance of boat captain Anthony Mendillo and the crew of Keen M Sportfishing, Jessica used a conventional rod and reel to hook the fish in about 1,550 feet of water, some 15 miles offshore. She battled the fish for nearly three hours. The catch is a new record for Isla Mujeres, an island located off Cancun.