Angler reels in whopping 28½ stone 7ft long halibut

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ANGLER Paul Stevens dives in to get a snap with his catch — a 28½ stone halibut.

It is the largest fish of its kind caught by a Brit and is more than 7ft long.

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Angler Paul Stevens with his catch — a 28½ stone halibutCredit: BNPS

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Paul’s fish is the largest of its kind caught by a Brit and is more than 7ft longCredit: BNPS

Paul, 45, from Norwich, caught it off Norway and reckons it is up to 90 years old.

He said: “It pulled the boat half a mile.

“It took three days for my shoulders to recover.

“I put it back. It’s breeding stock.”

“It was a bit emotional.

“I have spent a lot of years trying to catch a fish like that.”

Atlantic halibut are among the largest bony fish in the world.

They can reach up to 15ft in length and weigh up to 700lbs.

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Paul caught the massive halibut off the coast of NorwayCredit: BNPS

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Paul revealed: ‘It pulled the boat half a mile. It took three days for my shoulders to recover’Credit: BNPS

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He said: ‘I put it back. It’s breeding stock’Credit: BNPS

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Paul added: ‘It was a bit emotional. I have spent a lot of years trying to catch a fish like that’Credit: BNPS

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