Crusty Hippie From Sweden Sets Kayak Fishing World Record With 1,225lb Greenland Shark

By 11.04.14

fishing-world-record-kayak-greenland-shark

A remarkably crusty hippie hailing from Sweden by the name of Joel Abrahamsson has demolished the all-tackle kayak fishing world record when he reeled in a 1,225-pound Greenland Shark.

We’ve actually covered this crusty ass hippie and his remarkable feat HERE before, but PENN Fishing has finally gotten around to releasing a feature length video of the entire ordeal, as Joel Abrahamsson was using a PENN International 50 VSX when he reeled in his behemoth Greenland Shark.

I’m starting this video over 14-minutes in, once he actually hooks into the shark and begins the fight. To watch the entire 23-minute adventure you can simply click back if you’re so inclined to do so:

Firstly, it appears that the weight of the fish has miraculously gone up 8-pounds from the first time we reported on this catch of a lifetime.

And for a little more (from Wikipedia) on Greenland Sharks, the shark caught here in the video:

This is one of the largest living species of shark, of dimensions comparable to those of the great white shark. Greenland sharks grow to 6.4 m (21 ft) and 1,000 kg (2,200 lb), and possibly up to 7.3 m (24 ft) and more than 1,400 kg (3,100 lb). However, most Greenland sharks observed have been around 2.44–4.8 m (8.0–15.7 ft) long and weigh up to 400 kg (880 lb).

And a shot of his record catch here:

There was NO NEWS however if his level of crusty hippieness had any bearing whatsoever on this world record. I’ll update if any more details emerge.

RELATED:

12-Year-Old Girl SMASHES Bluefin Tuna World Record, Reels in 616-Pound Fish, Is Manlier Than You

Fishing’s All Fun And Games Until A 1,400-Pound Bottlenose Dolphin Jumps INSIDE Of The Boat

Bro Films Feeding Frenzy Of Over 100 Sharks Nailing Bluefish On The Beach Off N.C.


TAGSExtremeFishingfishing world recordkayak fishingoutdoorsSharkshark fishingSharks

Join The Discussion


Comments are closed.