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.