Halibut, Atlantic (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

(Linnaeus, 1758); PLEURONECTIDAE FAMILY; also called common halibut, giant halibut, righteye flounder
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.
The Atlantic halibut is among the largest bony fishes in the sea. The largest known specimen was... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
190.00 kg (418 lb 13 oz)
Vannaya Troms, Norway
28-Jul-2004
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.68 kg (19 lb 3 oz)
Hasvik, Norway
22-Aug-2017
M-04 kg (8 lb)
13.80 kg (30 lb 6 oz)
Trondheimsfjorden, Norway
06-Dec-2008
M-06 kg (12 lb)
23.15 kg (51 lb 0 oz)
Holsteinsborg, Greenland
21-Aug-1982
M-08 kg (16 lb)
22.70 kg (50 lb 1 oz)
Soroya Island, Norway
24-Mar-2018
M-10 kg (20 lb)
16.25 kg (35 lb 13 oz)
Havoysund, Finmarh, Norway
12-Jun-2012
M-15 kg (30 lb)
149.65 kg (329 lb 14 oz)
Metjord, Norway
15-Aug-2015
M-24 kg (50 lb)
115.78 kg (255 lb 4 oz)
Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
28-Jul-1989
M-37 kg (80 lb)
190.00 kg (418 lb 13 oz)
Vannaya Troms, Norway
28-Jul-2004
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 lb)
5.50 kg (12 lb 2 oz)
Holsteinsborg, Greenland
24-Aug-1982
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
7.65 kg (16 lb 14 oz)
Soroya Island, Norway
22-Aug-2017
W-15 kg (30 lb)
10.85 kg (23 lb 14 oz)
Holsteinsborg, Greenland
24-Aug-1982
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
F-Smallfry
6.06 kg (13 lb 5 oz)
Misvarfjorden, Norway
22-Jul-2015
M-Junior
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant