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Some records are merely broken, while others are completely obliterated. In Norway, this week, German fisherman Marco Liebenow reeled in the largest Atlantic halibut ever caught with a rod and line, a 513-pound behemoth that far surpassed the previous record of 419 pounds, according to the Daily Mail U.K.

Halibut Weighing More Than a Gorilla Caught in Norway


Liebenow said that when he hooked the monster halibut, he thought there must have been a submarine at the end of his line. It took an hour and a half for four men to reel in the fish. At 9 feet long, it was too big to be brought aboard, so the fishermen hauled it to shore on a tow line.


After the successful catch, Liebenow celebrated by having a few beers with the boat skipper and their housekeeper.

David Bottcher, of the angling tour company Angelreisen Hamburg that organized the fishing trip, said Liebenow had been asking for tips before he left about fishing and where the best fish could be found. "I guess our advice paid off," Bottcher said.

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l1action

Fish were put on this earth by God and meant for us to eat. For all you "tree hugers" out there, get over it.

August 17 2013 at 10:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hi Ron

Marco doesn't speak English? C'mon Marco, get with it! I bet he now has many fans willing to teach him.

August 17 2013 at 10:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gsagrans

Why is it on almost every series of posts you read, there is some right-wing conservative turning the discussion into a political one? Just read the article, add a comment and sign-off!!

August 17 2013 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
skipc21

Damn tree huggers.

August 17 2013 at 9:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Wise One

He should have released this beautiful fish back into its enviornment to live out the rest of its life. What a complete and callous disregard for such a noble creature who - against all odds - managed to survive and thrive to such a huge size and advanced age, only to be wantonly and gratuitously snuffed out just so some inconsiderate 'taker' could get his name in a meaningless record book that few people will EVER pay attention to or find worthy of consideration. Oh the sadness and the shame!

August 17 2013 at 8:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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kazkoda

Just so you'll become educated. Which you seem to snobbish to have any. The fish maybe the largest but because they broke the rules for a world record fro the IGFA it is just food for the hungry. But I guess you should consider the way the vegetables feel when you pull them so violently from the ground and then chop off their tops and so violently masticate then alive. OR better yet boil them alive till they whither and die. Or what about the pain that those poor tomato plants must feel when you so violently rip them from the lims.

August 17 2013 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kitcumbie

Congratulations on killing a fish that had lived for years and years. You're a real hero!

August 17 2013 at 7:36 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jo

He did it simply for the halibut (helluvit).

August 17 2013 at 7:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
peter

Aviation Finance is even politicizing this issue.
And you think the others are nuts?
Hoo Boy...

August 17 2013 at 6:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
peter

Why a gorilla?

August 17 2013 at 6:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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kazkoda

It is politically incorrect to call it a vegetarian/vegan.

August 17 2013 at 10:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
allenhollowell

what a complete *******

August 17 2013 at 3:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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