All news that is fit to print

I know, I know, you waited long time for this weekend and now this weather is kicking you ass. It sure kicked mine last night.

You can head over to our Facebook page and post any surf fishing picture for a chance to win one of three PENN Prevail surf rods we are giving away in conjunction with PENN Fishing. Winners picked randomly next week.


Edge Angling also has a special you might be interested in. If you buy any Surfcaster’s Journal t-shirt this weekend you will receive a free bone Redfin C10 lure. That is some deal.


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And now for the Weird But True segment of your day

A German fisherman and his group were just about to give up after a slow and unproductive day of fishing off the Norwegian island of Soroya when a huge, world-record fish changed their plans.

Michael Eisele of Kiel, Germany, hooked into a monster Atlantic cod that had his knees shaking when the fish breached the surface after having battled it for more than 30 minutes.


So big was the fish, two of Eisele’s friends kept ahold of him for fear he’d be pulled overboard. The fisherman also needed help from the two to heave the behemoth fish onto the boat.

The fish was 5 feet long and weighed a whopping 103 pounds, making it the biggest cod ever landed by a recreational angler. If approved by the International Game Fish Association as a world record, the fish would supplant the current world record of 98 pounds, 12 ounces, caught 44 years ago off New Hampshire.


“It was an indescribable feeling,” Eisele told the UK Daily Mail. “It was a fish of a lifetime. I am a little proud to have the record.”

To give an idea how impressive the catch was, consider that the record for the biggest cod caught in British waters is 58 pounds.

The UK Telegraph reported that an owner of two fish-and-chip shops calculated that a fish the size of Eisele’s record fish would provide 200 portions of the iconic British meal.

But the fish won’t be headed to anybody’s plate. Eisele is donating the cod to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum in Bergen where it will be stuffed and mounted for all the world to see




7 comments on “All news that is fit to print

  1. Richard aka Woodwker99

    I noticed a swim tail in its mouth in the last picture… Shows what a lure they are.

  2. DonR

    You’re right Z the weather did kick my arse!! Just posted a pic on SCJ facebook page–my wife sez I look deranged, I couldn’t look into the camera because sleet was hitting me in the face:)


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