Eysteinn Örn Garðarsson has been a fisherman for 16 years and has caught big fish like shark and flounder before, but he had never seen anything like the fish he caught last Friday.
“This is like winning the lottery”, Eysteinn told visir.is. “I saw something big was coming up, so I was ready, but it was extremely heavy.” He is working on Ágúst CK 95, a boat fishing off Grindavík in Southwest Iceland.
It turned out that he had caught a fish that was almost as big as himself, a 50-kg (110-pound) cod.
The mega catch will not be stuffed or honored in any other way. “It will just be processed and eaten like any other catch,” Eysteinn stated. He added that he is very proud of his catch. “This is the highlight of my career as a fisherman.”