Photo credit: Big Fish Adventure 

Monster Halibut

Photo credit: Big Fish Adventure 

Monster Halibut

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If you would like to tackle monster Halibut in Norway, we at Fish-Europe highly recommend to take a look at Big Fish Adventure

Record Halibut

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The monster Halibut below have all been taken off the island of Sørøya in North Norway by anglers fishing with Big Fish Adventure, Norway. The big monster Halibut prefers to reside in the deeper water for much of the year. In late summer they move closer in to shallower water for feeding. The months of  August and September are the best time to target the large Norwegian Halibut.

The Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) can be found throughout Europe from as far south as the Bay of Biscay to the northern reaches of Norway. It is in the north where they can be found in numbers.


The Halibut can can grow to immense proportions with fish over 500 Lbs caught on rod and line. Living up to 50 years, the Monster Halibut is many an anglers dream fish.


The current world record rod caught Halibut is an amazing fish of 513 lbs taken by a German angler from Sørøya, Norway in 2015.

The monster Halibut measured an incredible 9 feet in length and took some 90 minutes to bring to the boat.


Every year Halibut anglers head to Sørøya, Norway during the late summer and early autumn to tackle these beasts. If you want a chance to land a big Halibut, we recommend to head over here to Big Fish Adventure, Norway.

The monster Halibut below is the current world record taken by German angler, Marco Liebenow. It weighed an incredible 513 lbs and measured 9 feet in length. It took 90 minutes from the time of the take to actually subduing it. The monster Halibut was too big for the small boat, so had to be towed into shore by tying a rope round it's tail. It was then hoisted on to the quayside by a crane, weighed and donated to a local fishmonger. 

Photo credit: Big Fish Adventure 

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