Friday, 1 March 2013

giant fish past and present in the news

An Awesome 1940s Photo Of Making A Cast Of A Giant Fish
Leslie Horn
We don’t know much about this photo snapped in 1940. It shows Ludwig Ferraglio making a cast of a fish called Acrotus Willoughbyi, but that’s about all we know.We do know a little bit about the fish’s origins though. It was originally discovered in the Washington Territory in 1887 by Charles Willoughby,

Giant fish weighing more than 67lbs reeled in off Shetland
A Shetland fisherman is celebrating after reeling in a giant fish weighing more than 67lbs (30kg).James Isbister caught the 6ft-long ling while fishing off Muckle Flugga on Saturday. Mr Isbister is awaiting confirmation from the relevant authorities of its possible record-breaking status.The fish is currently being kept in his mother's freezer. "It was a very big fight," he said

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