Whitby fisherman lands enormous 51 kilo fish

Whitby fisherman Andrew Leadley landed a 51 kilo halibut while out on fishing trip in the North Sea.

By Duncan Atkins
Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 4:26 pm

Andrew was on board his boat Success III fishing 60 miles east of Whitby when he and his crew landed the monster fish.

He said: "That's an unusually large one for the North Sea.

"It took three of us to lift it out.

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Whitby fisherman Andrew Leadley with the huge halibut.

"They're very powerful fish and could break your arm with a flick of its tail.

"We get quite a lot, but they're usually in the 20 to 30kg range".

The fish ended up at The Magpie Cafe while another 20 kilo fish Andrew landed went to the Whitby Catch.