Edinburgh fishmonger takes in '˜largest halibut in 30 years'

A fishmonger in Edinburgh has taken delivery of the largest halibut the shop has seen in its 26-year history.

Saturday, 15th July 2017, 1:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:32 am
Connor Laurie, Hannah Roberts,  David Shand and Bruce McLaren show off the monster catch. Picture: Andrew O'Brien
Connor Laurie, Hannah Roberts, David Shand and Bruce McLaren show off the monster catch. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Armstrong’s, on Raeburn Place in Stockbridge, proudly showed off the whopper on Saturday morning.

The fish weighed around 104kg (16 stone) and was caught by the Banff-registered Enterprise fishing boat near Rockall.

There to show off the monster catch were Connor Laurie, Hannah Roberts, assistant mangaer David Shand, and Bruce McLaren.

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Armstrong’s has a history of large halibut catches - in September 2014, a 51kg halibut was landed by the Enterprise II in Kinlochbervie.

The shop has also taken delivery of a 63kg halibut, caught in the North Atlantic and landed at Peterhead by the Sudringon.