Tuesday 9 August 2022 08:46 AM Monster of the deep! Angler reels in a HUGE 28½ stone 7ft long-halibut thought ... trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 08:46 AM Monster of the deep! Angler reels in a HUGE 28½ stone 7ft long-halibut thought ... trends now
Tuesday 9 August 2022 08:46 AM Monster of the deep! Angler reels in a HUGE 28½ stone 7ft long-halibut thought ... trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 08:46 AM Monster of the deep! Angler reels in a HUGE 28½ stone 7ft long-halibut thought ... trends now

Monster of the deep! Angler reels in a HUGE 28½ stone 7ft long-halibut thought to be 90 YEARS old Paul Stevens, 45, reeled in the record-breaking 400lb halibut near the Lofoten islands off northern Norway Norwich-based angler braved the chilly water to have his photograph taken with his almighty catch  In all, the monster flat fish measured almost 7.5ft long and is believed to be between 70 to 90-years-old 

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An angler is celebrating today after hauling in a record-breaking catch and landing himself the largest ever halibut ever caught by a Brit.

Paul Stevens, 45, reeled in the monster flat fish - which measures almost 7.5ft long and weighs the same as an American black bear (400lbs) - from the seabed while exploring off the coast of northern Norway.

Any halibut able to grow to that size is likely to be aged between 70 to 90 years old. 

Because it was far too heavy to bring aboard, the Norwich-based fisherman braved the chilly water to have his photograph taken alongside his almighty catch. Paul later unhooked the fish and and released it unharmed.

The halibut is believed to be the biggest ever caught by a British angler, although it was still more than 100lbs shy of the world record catch which stands at an astonishing 513lbs.

Paul later revealed it took him three days to fully recover from battling to catch the halibut - which marked the culmination of an emotional journey for the experienced angler.

He explained: 'It was a bit emotional because I have spent a lot of years trying to catch a fish like that.' 

Paul Stevens, 45, reeled in the monster flat fish - which measures almost 7.5ft long and weighs the same as an American black bear (400lbs) - from the seabed

Paul Stevens, 45, reeled in the monster flat fish - which measures almost 7.5ft long and weighs the same as an American black bear (400lbs) - from the seabed

The Norwich-based fisherman braved the chilly water to have his photograph taken alongside his almighty catch

Angler Paul Stevens, 45

The Norwich-based fisherman braved the chilly water to have his photograph taken alongside

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