A huge Atlantic Halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, was caught in Andfjorden, north Norway, by Reed Marianne, which weighed in at 270 kg (595 lb). The report did not give the length but the photograph showed it to be over 3 metres in length. It was caught at a depth of 31 metres. This may be a new record weight Halibut caught on rod and line.
A huge Atlantic Halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, was caught by Marco Liebenow in northern Norway. It weighed 233 kg (515 lb) and measured 260 cm in length.
Records of 2009 of (Link)
245 kg (540 lb)
by Reinhard Wührmann and Senja Havfiskesenter
210 kg (462 lb)
160 kg (430 lb)
kg (688 lb) caught
by Mathias Raise aboard the MS "Ballstadøy, a commercial fishing
boat. This fish is, only two kilograms less than the heaviest halibut ever
weighed in Norway. But its length of 240 cm makes the weight seem unlikely.
232 kg (532 lb)
220 kg (485 lb)
Whilst fishing off the coast of Kvalsunclet, Norway, Swedish angler Ulf Hugsen, of Malmo, landed an Atlantic Halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, weighing 196 kg (432 lb 1 oz) for a potential IGFA All-Tackle record. Using a Storm jig he wrestled with the huge fish for one-and-a-half hours.
(* My current information has the previous largest as 266 kg and 365 cm long. This length appears to be wrong.)
A world record Atlantic Halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, weighing 190 kg was caught from Vannaya Troms, Norway by Thomas Nielsen.
A 101 kg (224 lb) Halibut was caught commercially off Iceland and brought into Grimsby and bought by Elite Foods at Newhaven, Sussex. This is from the Evening Argus (4 July 2001) which has the world record weight at 354 kg (780 lb). I do not have a source for this record.
Information of largest fish
from U.S.A. was provided by Frank E Moen with Swedish
angling records information.
The largest H. hippoglossus
caught on rod and line from a boat in Norway weighed 161.2 kg and was caught
at Valevågsbråtet the 20th of October 1997. I don't know the
commercial record, but the biggest
Hippoglossus hippoglossus caught
on Iceland (I think the biggest ever caught) was 3.65 m and weighed 266
kg. Sorry but I donít have the year and date, but I donít think it was
caught on rod and line!!!
Try this site: http://home.c2i.net/cappleby/rekorder.html It have all the official Norwegian records with rod and line. The site is in Norwegian but the headings translated are:
Norwegian name - Scientific name - Norwegian record in kg - Place and date - World record in kg - Place and date
Information of largest fish from Norway and Iceland was provided by Pål Enger.
Randy W. Theriault
A 39.25 stone (550 lb) Halibut caught by Arthur D. Campbell (d. 2006) at the East Horns Iceland on 18th May 1963.
Fish landed in Aberdeen, Scotland by the Ben Cairn trawler.
Sold to Summers Fish Curers for 19 shillings per stone (7.7d or 3p per lb)
A record fish to date (?)
The head was sent to London where it was calculated that the fish was about 40 years of age.
€ In 1957 a fish of about 227 kg (500 lb) was landed by commercial fishermen at Grimsby.
This rings a bell, loudly. The fishing boat was the "Royal Lincs" named after the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment. Grimsby was her home port. As a student, in September of 1957, I had taken a month-long trip on the "Royal Lincs" off to the north of Norway and into the Barents Sea. As far as I recall the fish was caught off Northern Norway, the following trip likely in October. It made the national newspapers. The reported weight I remember well, was 36½ stone. which translates to 511 lb or 232 kg. That would be gutted weight, although the fish had the head on when it was weighed.
Reason for my web search was that I am currently doing a small article on halibut culture, which is likely to become important here in Nova Scotia.
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Torstein Halstensen has spent years tagging Halibut from several areas in the southern part of Norway. He spend most of his spare time in a boat, fishing for Halibut. By tagging, releasing and recapturing the fish he has added new knowledge about the migration pattern and behavior of Halibut from different areas.
Read more: http://afishblog.com/?m=201003#ixzz1578YpVNT
The Halibut shown on this page (below) is a male which proportions are breaking the former record. This male was 1.75 meters long, weighing 75-80 kg.
Read more: http://afishblog.com/?p=72#ixzz1579gmSVY
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