4 hours ago
Queen-halibut #2 for King Erik of Å in Lofoten :-) On our third day of fishing, Erik hooked yet another big halibut with his Westin antitwist rig, this time in rough condition, with hard current, wind and waves, all though it seems calm in the video.
The team were ready to help Erik once again, as he got tired. In my opinion, quite beatiful that several anglers get the special feeling, handling these giant fishes.
Johan brought the fish almost to the surface, but the Queen had second thoughts and rushed 50meters to the bottom again. Mogens took the rod and did a great job fighting her up to me, and I were able to Secure her for measuring, before setting her free again. 191cm, Eriks second halibut, none below 190cm !!
To make matters worse, King Erik of Å actually hooked another BEAST 30 minutes later !?
As he striked the fish, biting his baitfish, the Westin w6 rod just bend towards the surface. No signs of movement. I told Erik to keep his pressure, which he did, and the Line was slowly torn of his reel by the pure weight of what the hook held.
After 20-25 seconds the hook let go, and Erik could reel it up from the deep. We discussed, if it was a fish or the bottom on the hook. I said, that from the bite and the way the Line ran off the reel I felt pretty certain, it was a really big fish and, hopefully the baitfish would still be there for an inspection, coming up. The baitfish left no doubt, it was all torn in pieces after being in the jaws of a monster.... (look at the photo) after we’ve just landed a 191cm fish, this bite felt Unreal !!! What a tripple it could have been for Erik 😳 he seemed satisfied all though 😉
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