German angler Johann Kaaserer has made a line class world record claim for his enormous 149.65 kg (329 lb 15 oz ) Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) caught on August 15th while fishing off Mefjord, Norwary using just 30lb class gear.

Kaaserer needed only 45 minutes to subdue the massive halibut after it ate the jig he was fishing on relatively light spinning tackle.

If approved, the catch will earn Kaaserer the new men’s 15 kg (30 lb) line class record, and will be the third heaviest Atlantic halibut ever recorded by the IGFA.