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).