Bristol man lands monster 96lb halibut in Norway

A Bristol angler has caught a giant halibut weighing 96lb 8oz (44kg) while on holiday in Norway.

Steve Ace, from Bristol, landed the 4ft (1.2m) wide fish on a 10 day fishing trip near Saltstraumen Brygge.

Mr Ace said he has “caught quite a few big fish in the past” but when the “monster halibut” took the line it was “like hanging on to a Transit van”.

His giant catch is around 85lbs heavier than the average halibut but still below the record which is about 413lbs (187kg).

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