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Pole-fisher catches huge cod!

The grimacing face of Martin Christensen  betrays the fact that you
don't present a 31,7kg cod easily to the camera man.

Match angler Martin Christensen would never, even in his wildest dreams,

have imagined such a catch. During his holiday in Soroya/Norway, the

Browning field tester from Denmark, who normally only uses pole and match

rod, caught a cod weighing 31,7kg and measuring 1,42m in length. It was at

the Nordic-Sea Angling camp ( that he had this

uncanny encounter with a fish of such huge dimensions. And it wasn't even a

spawning cod - with spawn it would have been even heavier!

Professional fishermen regularly catch Fjord-giants in this region, however

fishermen catching a cod weighing more than 25kg is a rarity. In this case

the catch was for example the largest cod that has ever been caught by a


Browning angler Martin Christensen landed the fish with following equipment:

Rod - Quantum Hypercast Trolling 30/50 lbs.  Reel - Zebco Topic Trolling XMD

50 with a 0,35mm braided line. As bait he used a 300g Quantum Deep Sea Pirk

in luminous orange, which was presented at a depth of 60m.