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Tourist Catches Giant Halibut in Iceland

German tourist Gerd Marteinsen, who is in his sixties, caught a 110-kilo and 204-centimeter long halibut on a sea angling tour in Ísafjardardjúp, the West Fjords, last weekend.

From a sea angling tour in Súdavík, the West Fjords. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Only once before has a larger halibut been caught by this method in Icelandic waters, Fréttabladid reports.

It took Marteinsen one and a half hours to get the halibut into the boat, Bobby 12, which is operated by the sea angling tour agent Hvíldarklettur (Fisherman).

Hvíldarklettur operates 22 boats for sea angling from Sudureyri and Flateyri in the West Fjords.

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