When I came up to Bodø, my good friend at Rapala Norway; Anders Bergesen showed up at the fishing camp with a big smile! He had just cought a mega halibut, and was extremely proud and happy.
First I didn´t believe him, but I soon understood that this was true. Out of his boat he (and 3 others) pulled out the a perfect deep sea monster. It had just been landed, and they did not know the weight yet. They just knew that this was at least 130kg.
As I had my camera ready, I had the chance to take some pictures and also do some interviews. Here is some photos, and the interview will come soon.
Best regards to Anders! This was his first time halibut, and the first thing that comes to my mind is; beginners luck and really good guides!
It was caught on a Storm Shad in pale brown colores trolled behind a downrigger at about 30 meters. The fact that the reel was a Shimano Tekota 600LC trolling reel, shows us how good high quality reels have become, even in small sizes.
For more photos, chech out my photo archive on halibut.