Unique footage of halibut attacking a Magic Minnow
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To many anglers worldwide, a halibut is considered the ultimate catch. And there are few better hunting grounds than the northern coast of Norway. Earlier this year Danish TV host Mads Hussing fished there with sports fishing journalists and experts Jakob Lindberg and Peter Kirkby from kineticfishing.com. They were shooting footage for a series of fishing shows – Fiskemagasinet (The Fishing Magazine) – to be shown on the Danish TV channel DK4 later this year.
During six days of fishing, thirteen halibut were caught, the two biggest measuring 134cm and 150cm in length and weighing an estimated 35-40 kilos and 50 kilos-plus.
Big halibut – or storkveite as they call them in Norway – are of course impressive, but to the small film crew, the most sensational captures were the video images from under the water. Several times they were able to film how the halibut attacked the Magic Minnow Red Ed sea fishing lures on the end of the anglers’ lines.
This short video released by kineticfishing.com shows some of the most sensational footage. It is just a part of the spectacular footage filmed during the trip. More will be shown on DK4 when the new episodes of Fiskemagasinet are broadcast in November and December.
Mads Hussing, who caught the largest fish on the trip, says: “For 16 years I have been making the TV show, and I expect this to be the best series of shows we have ever made. The halibut is a mysterious and in many ways legendary fish. It is something special to catch these huge fish and it is really spectacular to see underwater footage of how they rise from the bottom to attack a lure! You can really learn a lot from watching these TV shows.”