August 17, 2013
NORWAY: caught an huge 513 lb Atlantic halibut
German angler Marco Liebenow was fishing in Norways sea when he landed an huge halibut; this big fish has smashed the world record for the biggest halibut fish ever caught on rod and line.
So he and 3 friends tied a rope around its tail and towed it back to shore where it had to be hoisted on to the quayside by a crane.
This giant halibut weighed 232 kg - 513 lb, easily beating the existing IGFA record of 189 kg - 419 lb.
He has submitted a claim to the International Game Fish Association (www.igfa.org) and is awaiting confirmation.
This monster size fish was hooked off Kjollefjord in North Norway.
Marco said that when he first hooked it it felt like he has caught a submarine because it was so big. It took 4 men to bring it towards their small 19 ft boat and then they could only put a sling around its tail and pull it back to the harbour.
Back at the harbour, after weighting in, Marco donated the halibut to a local fish dealer.