Simon Smith was fishing from the shoreline of northern Norway when something big crushed the herring he was fishing on the bottom.

After fighting the fish for 40 minutes, Smith was miraculously able to subdue the massive Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) that tipped the scales at 50.5 kg (111 lb 5 oz).

If approved, Smith’s incredible catch will earn him the new men’s 15 kg (30 lb) line class record, which currently stands at 37.75 kg (83 lb 3 oz).

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