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Hartlepool Halibut Today

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Pugwash, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Pugwash

    Pugwash Blenny

    Patrick Rogan caught a 64lb halibut off the coast of Hartlepool.

    Patrick, a senior construction manager from the town, was fishing with his brothers Sean and Craig on their family boat when he made the incredible catch.

    He has since called a number of tackle shops, and believes it is the biggest fish which has ever been recorded as caught off Hartlepool.

    Patrick, 34, said: “While drifting back over the productive area, I felt like I had hooked the bottom. It wasn’t until the line began to start stripping from my reel that I realised I’d hooked something other than our targeted species. For 20 minutes, I struggled to gain any line back on my reel, when eventually I got the fish to begin to tire.

    “I’d managed to pull it from the 160ft bottom below to around 60ft from the boat, when the fish decided it wanted to return back to the bottom, which led to another 20-minute battle which felt like it lasted two hours.

    When the fish finally surfaced, we were all in shock at the sheer size.
     

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  2. navmanfish

    navmanfish Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    led to believe it was caught over Marske high ?

    some anglers off there have been smashed by bigger fish recently.
     
  3. Andyk22

    Andyk22 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    What a belter!!!! lucky man being in the right spot at the right time but very well done on getting that in!!!!

    I bet he was ecstatic!! fish of a lifetime! :D
     
  4. Harlo from Darlo

    Harlo from Darlo Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Do you know if it fell to bait or was he targeting cod shadding? Either way a once in a lifetime fish.

    Don't forget to double check your knots lads and lasses as the next one may beat raced to your rod with a bit of luck
     
  5. Harlo from Darlo

    Harlo from Darlo Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Do you know if it fell to bait or was he targeting cod shadding? Either way a once in a lifetime fish.

    Don't forget to double check your knots lads and lasses as the next one may beat attached to your rod with a bit of luck
     
  6. J.R.HARTLEY

    J.R.HARTLEY Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

     
  7. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Thats brilliant lads, well done. Hartlepool looks to be a great port at the moment. I heard there was a down turn in custom at Whitby and an Upturn at Hartlepool. I guess the skippers up there are putting in the effort and reaping the rewards.
     
  8. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    Cracking fish that. Well done to the lad.
     
  9. ingoe1

    ingoe1 Rockling

    The lad got propper minced by something on the high last week, thought he ws stuck until it nodded a few times took him back down then it nodded once to often and swam off LOL
     
  10. gleadall474

    gleadall474 i want to live by the sea

    What a fish! don't know how I'd feel about hooking one on the kayak
     

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