ANGLER Paul Stevens dives in to get a snap with his catch — a 28½ stone halibut.

It is the largest fish of its kind caught by a Brit and is more than 7ft long.

BNPSAngler Paul Stevens with his catch — a 28½ stone halibut[/caption]

BNPSPaul’s fish is the largest of its kind caught by a Brit and is more than 7ft long[/caption]

Paul, 45, from Norwich, caught it off Norway and reckons it is up to 90 years old.

He said: “It pulled the boat half a mile.

“It took three days for my shoulders to recover.

“I put it back. It’s breeding stock.”

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“It was a bit emotional.

“I have spent a lot of years trying to catch a fish like that.”


Atlantic halibut are among the largest bony fish in the world.

They can reach up to 15ft in length and weigh up to 700lbs.

BNPSPaul caught the massive halibut off the coast of Norway[/caption]

BNPSPaul revealed: ‘It pulled the boat half a mile. It took three days for my shoulders to recover’[/caption]

BNPSHe said: ‘I put it back. It’s breeding stock’[/caption]

BNPSPaul added: ‘It was a bit emotional. I have spent a lot of years trying to catch a fish like that’[/caption]

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