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Picture: Tor Petter Krogh<br />
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Plucky angler Marco Liebenow is celebrating today after smashing the world record for the biggest halibut fish ever caught on rod and line. The enormous flat fish tipped the scales at a whopping 37 stones - heavier than an Asian elephant. Marco jokingly thought he had hooked into a submarine when the monster halibut took his bait. After taking 90 minutes reeling it towards the surface he and two friends tied a rope around the tail of the 9ft long fish and towed it back to shore where it was weighed at 513lbs.