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Fisher snags monster halibut off Norway

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07:54 CEST+02:00
A German sport fisherman recently made the catch of his life – a monster halibut nearly two-and-a-half metres long weighing 194 kilos.

The 45-year-old Christian Johannsen from North Friesland pulled in the gigantic fish after an epic four-hour battle in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway.

“Every fisher dreams about this, it's like winning the lottery,” the bank employee said.

The hobby angler barely managed to haul the fish aboard his tiny boat with the help of two friends.

Once on land, the halibut was weighed and measured before being carved up and distributed.

Johannsen, who reportedly couldn't lift his arms for two days after the catch, said his wife had told him to bring back halibut.

“Oh she'll get a big piece,” he told Die Welt newspaper. “We could never fit it all in the plane – and the pilot would look pretty funny if we came on board carrying a 200-kilo halibut.”

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