Caught monster size 59 lb monkfish

Caught monster size 59 lb monkfish

The angler fish or monkfish (Lophius piscatorius) is also called fishing-frog, frog-fish or sea-devil, is a member of the family Lophiidae. The monkfish is found in coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, from the Barents Sea, Black Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean.

It has a very large head which is broad, flat, and depressed; the rest of the body appears to be a mere appendage. The wide mouth extends all the way around the anterior circumference of the head, and both jaws are armed with bands of long, pointed teeth.

These are inclined inwards and can be closed so as to offer no impediment to an object gliding towards the stomach, but to prevent its escape from the mouth.

The past week Audun F. Skjølberg while fishing off NSA’s Seafishing Camp on Sørøya, in northern part of Norway caught a monster size monkfish. This huge bottom predator was 59 pound – 27 kilo and was caught using a Westin Crazy Daisy lure.