German fisherman catches world-record 515-pound Atlantic halibut
Marco Liebenow thought he hooked a submarine while fishing Norwegian waters; fish was so big it wouldn’t fit into the 19-foot boat
August 16, 2013 by David Strege
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This story was forwarded to me by no less than 4 people and while by today’s standards it sure is a huge Halibut I remember my dad telling me stories about our Grandfather routinely landing Halibut aboard the Benjamin C that were as big as the forktuck.
So I don’t know if the world record is for something like a rod and reel record but from what my dad used to say those fish “back in the day” were caught all the time.
Maybe some of the old timers like Ron Gilson or our regular fishermen readers like Joe Testaverde can chime in on this.