On April 20th, 1958, the Cabo Blanco Fishing Club hosted their First Annual North American Big Four Match at their clubhouse in Peru.
Peru is in South America, but the Big Four were North American fishing teams, and this was the first tournament, so maybe they were still working on the event title.
The tournament was a big game fishing event, and the fishing (blue-fin tuna and black marlin, in this case) was extraordinary and made history, as did the members of the club.
There were teams representing the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf Coast, the Pacific Coast, and The Club, comprised both of members and guests, many of whom were big names in sportfishing history.
The Club team consisted of Colonel Cloyce Joseph Tippett, Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., and S. Kip Farrington, Jr.
And they won!
Their two catches, one 270 pound blue-fin tuna, and one 398 pound black marlin, won the big cup that day.
Tip is the tall guy on the right in the photo, shaking hands with Alfred C. Glassell, who is also tall. The other teams are in the background along with the fish.
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At the same time that Tip and the team won the tournament, another kind of “fishing” had started, but this time, Tip was the intended catch, and the angler was… a woman!