540 pounds (245kg) caught in by Reinhard Wührmann at Senja Havfiskesenter http://www.dintur.no Norway
430 pounds (196 kg) atlantic halibut caught in Norway http://www.dintur.no
Hansel’s monster measured 2.5 meters (about 8.2 feet) and weighed almost 220 kilos (about 485 pounds). The previous record holders were Bosse Carlsson and Hans-Olov Nilsson, who took their 210 kilo (around 462 pounds) halibut off the coast of Norway in 2009. The 70-year-old Hansel reportedly battled his catch for some two hours before bringing it on board with the help of five others.
Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) inhabits cold and boreal waters of the North Atlantic, including the Barents Sea, Iceland, and Greenland. It is also found in very deep, cold waters as far south as Virginia on the American side and southwest Ireland on the European side. This species does not occur in near freezing polar waters as many people believe, but is replaced there by the Greenland halibut, Reinhardtius hippoglossoides.
550 lb / 250 kg
86 inch / 220 cm