Whitby Halibut Record Smashed

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Whitby Halibut Record Smashed

Fishing from Paul Eddon’s boat Trot On, Peter Stricksen hooked and landed a specimen Halibut of 56lb 12 oz. The fish beats the previous port record of 50lb. Dated June 7th 2011

Whitby regular Peter said “the fish took a squid bait dragged along the bottem. At first I thought I had caught the bottem but soon I realised I had hooked something big as it started stripping line from my reel.”

Trot on Skipper Paul Eddon initially thought they had hooked into a seal, but as the fish broke surface after a 25 minute scrap it was clear this was a very special fish indeed.

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By | 2018-03-23T08:48:58+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Boat Fishing, Featured|4 Comments

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Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.


  1. Fazbats June 8, 2011 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Cracking fish well done to the captor and well done to Dolly for putting him on it

  2. Rob Main June 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    That piece of Halibut looks good enough for Jehova.

  3. dale June 10, 2011 at 7:16 am - Reply

    well done pete, very very envious of ya…. ill be down for a couple of steaks !!!

  4. dalton March 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    v nice

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