Angler reels in whopping 28½ stone 7ft long halibut

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.

Angler Paul Stevens with his catch — a 28½ stone halibut

Angler Paul Stevens with his catch — a 28½ stone halibutCredit: BNPS
Paul's fish is the largest of its kind caught by a Brit and is more than 7ft long

Paul’s fish is the largest of its kind caught by a Brit and is more than 7ft longCredit: BNPS

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.”

“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.

Paul caught the massive halibut off the coast of Norway

Paul caught the massive halibut off the coast of NorwayCredit: BNPS
Paul revealed: 'It pulled the boat half a mile. It took three days for my shoulders to recover'

Paul revealed: ‘It pulled the boat half a mile. It took three days for my shoulders to recover’Credit: BNPS
He said: 'I put it back. It’s breeding stock'

He said: ‘I put it back. It’s breeding stock’Credit: BNPS
Paul added: 'It was a bit emotional. I have spent a lot of years trying to catch a fish like that'

Paul added: ‘It was a bit emotional. I have spent a lot of years trying to catch a fish like that’Credit: BNPS