Nine-Year-Old Boy Completes Billfish “Royal Slam”
From this story in the Palm Beach Daily News: _In the halls of Palm Beach Day Academy on Seaview Avenue,...
From this story in the Palm Beach Daily News:
_In the halls of Palm Beach Day Academy on Seaview Avenue, Jack McCluskey is a rock star.”Everyone is congratulating me,” he said. “It’s hard to get to and from class.” To his parents, Kevin and Minnie Pulitzer McCluskey, he’s always been terrific. But now he is the best in the world. Jack, 9, is the youngest person ever to claim the “Royal Slam” of billfishing. A Royal Slam — the angler’s Holy Grail — is the successful catch of each of the nine different species of billfish from their indigenous waters all over the world. The nine are the Atlantic blue marlin, black marlin, Pacific blue marlin, Pacific sailfish, striped marlin, Atlantic sailfish, spearfish, swordfish and white marlin.