May 26, 2012
NORWAY: huge 91 pound atlantic cod
Angler Morten Hvam was fishing off the island of Soroya in the Norwegian Sea when he landed this 91-pound, 15-ounce cod (41.29 kilogram), which broke for sure the European record by 15 ounces. Morten was deep fishing with a big silicone grub with the goal to catch an halibut when he hooked up this monster cod.
This huge cod have been a theme in Norway and other Scandinavian waters, with anglers from Denmark landing 67-pounders last year. Fisheries managers are seeing this a celebration for their practices.
The IGFA (International Game Fish Association) world record Atlantic Cod was set off the coast of New Hampshire in 1969 with a 98-plus-pounder. But at this rate, the next one is coming out of the Norwegian Sea.