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Hawaiian woman nearly sets marlin fishing record

A 5-foot-9 woman tournament fishing in Hawaiian waters fought a 12-foot marlin six times her weight for more than four hours before getting it on her team's boat and weighing it at more than a half-ton — a would-be world record.

But 28-year-old Molly Palmer is missing out on the glory and thousands in tournament-prize money.

"I didn't come here to set world records. I didn't even really come here to win money. I came here to catch fish and that's just what we were there to do," Palmer told The Associated Press.

Click here for the full report with photo of Palmer and her catch.

Click here for a report on the official tournament website.