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Huge halibut hooked in Norway (thought to be largest ever line-caught fish; PICS OF COURSE:-))
The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 28, 2008

Posted on 05/29/2008 6:33:53 AM PDT by Stoat

Huge halibut hooked in Norway

Last Updated: 8:50PM BST 28/05/2008
 

A halibut thought to be the largest ever line-caught fish has been hooked by an angler in Norway.

A huge Halibut is caught off the Norwegian coast
BNPS

 

The 31st fish has smashed the line caught record by 24 lb

The 31st creature - which measures 8ft1in long - was landed by proud fisherman Soren Bec following a titanic struggle.

The monster catch is believed to have beaten the previous record for a line-caught fish by 24lbs.

Although halibut of up to 2.5metres (8ft2in) have been spotted in Norweigian waters, it is unusual for the fish to grow to their maximum size without being caught.

 

Halibut are the largest flat fish in the ocean, with an average weight of 25lb to 30lb, and can be found in the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans.

They are a slow-maturing fish, reaching up to 55 years old.

But recent king-size catches have dwarfed even the giant halibut.

In 2005, a 2.7metre (8ft10in) catfish was caught in Thailand's Mekong River - the largest caught in the country since records began.

The largest fish ever caught is thought to be a Whale Shark, hooked in 1919.

The monster specimen measured 59ft and was landed in the Gulf of Thailand.

The Whale Shark is considered to be the largest species of fish, often growing to 45ft long and weighing in at up to 15 tons.



TOPICS: Food; Hobbies; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: bigfish; fish; fishing; halibut; norway; sorenbeck; worldrecords
Fisherman nets one heck of a halibut - record-breaker weighs in at 30 stone Mail Online

 

1 posted on 05/29/2008 6:33:54 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: All
Translation Assistance:

stone - Definitions from Dictionary.com

6. one of various units of weight, esp. the British unit equivalent to 14 pounds (6.4 kg).

2 posted on 05/29/2008 6:34:37 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
'It is painted in full size at the Halibut museum on the island of Senja.'

Now there's something that just screams that the island of Senja has a rocking night life.

3 posted on 05/29/2008 6:37:44 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Stoat

Gads, 30st is a whopper of a fish. Sheesh, I weigh about 14st...


4 posted on 05/29/2008 6:40:44 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: franksolich

5 posted on 05/29/2008 6:40:54 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Someone was bound to say it ...Holy Mackerel!


6 posted on 05/29/2008 6:41:21 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Stoat
Fillet or steak? I LOVE HALIBUT!
7 posted on 05/29/2008 6:43:20 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Stoat
Get a skillet ready...


8 posted on 05/29/2008 6:44:05 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: Army Air Corps

Sounds like they can get even TWICE as big.

“The biggest, caught by a commercial fisherman, was 63st.”


9 posted on 05/29/2008 6:45:10 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: All
More fishing news......

Australian fishermen net 500-pound squid (20 feet long; OF COURSE there are pictures -))

Sturgeon goes on and on (British anglers catch 10 foot long, 500 lb fish in Canada)

Texas 3 Children Reel In Giant Catfish (65 lbs, a local record)OF COURSE THERE ARE PICTURES! -)

10 posted on 05/29/2008 6:46:01 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: weegee

Yes, I saw that mentioned in the article and nearly fell out of my chair. At 63st, that is a lot of fish sticks.


11 posted on 05/29/2008 6:46:42 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Stoat
A halibut big enough for Jehovah?
12 posted on 05/29/2008 6:46:49 AM PDT by dighton
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To: girlangler
Once the energy-sapping fight was over it took three men to haul the 30-stoner aboard. Back on land, they found it measured 8ft 1in in length, 6ft 4in around the middle and weighed in at 443lb, 24lb more than the previous record for a line-caught halibut.
13 posted on 05/29/2008 6:48:00 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Somebody caught my baitfish.


14 posted on 05/29/2008 6:48:22 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: ourusa; theKid51; Apple Blossom

ping


15 posted on 05/29/2008 6:50:48 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: Stoat
Fish Licence
16 posted on 05/29/2008 6:52:34 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Stoat
When the fight was over, it took three men to haul the whopping flatfish on board their boat with the use of a hook on the end of a pole.

The giant fish then fought for his life for an amazing half an hour after he was pulled out of the Arctic circle waters.

Personally I wouldn't care to be on a small fishing boat with a fighting mad 443lb. 8ft 1in. fish. Good for the fish, he lasted 30 minutes on board!

17 posted on 05/29/2008 6:54:14 AM PDT by xJones
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To: Daffynition

I was thinking of something along the lines of “Just for the halibut...”


18 posted on 05/29/2008 6:57:47 AM PDT by fungoking
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To: dighton

LMAO

“I chose him out of thousands....the others were all too flat”


19 posted on 05/29/2008 7:10:28 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: fungoking

Oh No! they’ve caught Eric!


20 posted on 05/29/2008 7:11:02 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: weegee
Get a skillet ready...

I found one that 'might' be big enough  :-)

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Frying Pan.

 

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21 posted on 05/29/2008 7:23:08 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
That's one helluba Halibut!


22 posted on 05/29/2008 7:44:51 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: fungoking
LOL ... nice one! Wonder if the used a fish finder to snag the trophy?


23 posted on 05/29/2008 7:57:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Calpernia

PING!


24 posted on 05/29/2008 8:11:44 AM PDT by Roccus (The "P" in Democrat stands for Patriotism!)
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To: girlangler

I know you are busy today, but perhaps when you get home this will lighten your day.


25 posted on 05/29/2008 8:12:17 AM PDT by Grammy (Maxine Waters wants to....sociali.... er ....nationali....er... take over the oil industry.)
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To: xJones
When the fight was over, it took three men to haul the whopping flatfish on board their boat with the use of a hook on the end of a pole. The giant fish then fought for his life for an amazing half an hour after he was pulled out of the Arctic circle waters. Personally I wouldn't care to be on a small fishing boat with a fighting mad 443lb. 8ft 1in. fish. Good for the fish, he lasted 30 minutes on board!

It is common practice in Alaska to put a 12 guage round through a large halibut's head prior to bringing it aboard. They have been known to tear apart boats, and break the bones of anyone standing too close if not dispatched while still in the water.
26 posted on 05/29/2008 8:22:02 AM PDT by rickomatic
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To: Stoat

I think you MAY be wrong about that part about the biggest fish caught.......

27 posted on 05/29/2008 8:22:36 AM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animal is whatever is on my plate at that time)
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To: rickomatic
It is common practice in Alaska to put a 12 guage round through a large halibut's head prior to bringing it aboard. They have been known to tear apart boats, and break the bones of anyone standing too close if not dispatched while still in the water.

When you look at the size of the boat and then look at the halibut's photos, as posted in the article, the fishermen must have taken one hell of a beating.:)

28 posted on 05/29/2008 8:38:49 AM PDT by xJones
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To: rickomatic
Once the energy-sapping fight was over it took three men to haul the 30-stoner aboard.

Darn, one of these days I'm going to learn to read the whole article. They apparently had the sense not to haul the thing on board until the fight was over.

29 posted on 05/29/2008 8:42:40 AM PDT by xJones
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To: Stoat
Back on land, they found it measured 8ft 1in in length, 6ft 4in around the middle and weighed in at 443lb, 24lb more than the previous record for a line-caught halibut.

The Alaska State record for catching a halibut on sport fishing tackle is 459 lbs. Jack Tragis caught it in Unalaska Bay in 1996.

http://www.alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/Departments/Halloffame/famehalibut.html

http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/region2/groundfish/gfhalibut.cfm

http://www.alaska-halibut-fishing-charters.com/halibut_biology.html

http://www.alaskansportsman.com/fish-and-game/trophy.shtml

30 posted on 05/29/2008 8:43:32 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: China Clipper

The midget on the right of the picture just makes the fish look bigger than it is. :)


31 posted on 05/29/2008 8:47:04 AM PDT by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: Stoat

Man, how I’d love to catch one of those babies! It would make all my flounder fishing experiences seem like fishing for minnows.


32 posted on 05/29/2008 9:33:40 AM PDT by OB1kNOb ("We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." - Ahmed Yousef, Hamas PM advisor)
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To: rednesss

Wasn’t he in the recent Kobe Bryant slam-over-pool-of-snake video on you-tube?


33 posted on 05/29/2008 11:07:32 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (I'm a RINO cuz I'm too conservative to be a Republican. McCain is the Conservatives true litmus test)
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To: Stoat

Halibut are awful good eating! My husband caught some when we were in Alaska......sounds like we were fishing for babies!


34 posted on 05/29/2008 4:26:33 PM PDT by trimom
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To: thackney
I remember those up near Sitka (sp?) they called them barn doors

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35 posted on 05/29/2008 4:34:56 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

like trying to pull up a sheet of plywood up through the water


36 posted on 05/29/2008 6:06:10 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Stoat; glock rocks; B4Ranch; Pete-R-Bilt; SouthTexas

Lots of fish for the weekend grillin over here boys...


37 posted on 05/29/2008 7:09:43 PM PDT by tubebender (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: tubebender

That is some serious fish~!


38 posted on 05/29/2008 8:01:26 PM PDT by SouthTexas (If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space!)
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To: tubebender

His arms and back are going to hurt for a week. Nice catch!


39 posted on 05/29/2008 8:17:19 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: SouthTexas

Check out some of the links in other replies. Biggest fish I ever caught was a 28# Salmon on the ocean just outside the entrance to Humboldt Bay. I was deathly seasick the whole time. I was also hung over from a night of drinking...


40 posted on 05/29/2008 8:20:33 PM PDT by tubebender (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: SouthTexas

Fish head, fish heads...eat ‘em up, yum.


41 posted on 05/30/2008 6:12:44 AM PDT by airforceF4
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To: thackney

No kidding. That Norski halibut isn’t THAT big!

At the boat launch in Homer there is a pictogram of a ‘but that was caught several years ago in a drift net in Southeast that was guesstimated to weigh over 1000lbs and was over 10 ft. long.

My biggest was 69” and 180lbs but you know what? The smaller ones taste better.


42 posted on 08/06/2009 9:35:55 PM PDT by 43north (11.04.08: the day America committed voluntary suicide)
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