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 halibutKrediet: 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 longKrediet: BNPS

Paul, 45, van Norwich, caught it off Noorweë and reckons it is up to 90 jaar oud.

Hy het gesê: “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 die wêreld.

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 NorwayKrediet: 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 recoverKrediet: BNPS
Hy het gesê: 'I put it back. It’s breeding stock'

Hy het gesê: ‘I put it back. It’s breeding stockKrediet: 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 thatKrediet: BNPS