Yesterday just me and Lukas decided to go out on our own again. We fished at Azores bank and around 2 pm we saw a really big fish behind the teaser. I tried to get the teaser out of the water as soon as I could and the fish came on the lure behind the teaser. It took a few meters of line but came off. Then the fish came back on the short rigger and the same thing again. But finally the fish came back again and ate the Angle 1656 from Black Bart on the long rigger. This time the fish was hooked well and Lukas went to the chair. After one long run we could get closer to fish and after 1 1/2 hours I could get the leader the first time. But the fish wasn´t tired and I had to let it go again. I got the leader second time but same thing again. Then the fish went down. Lukas tried to put as much drag as possible on the fish ( we mesured 48lb of drag after the fight) to stop it, but the fish died and he had to lift the fish up. I was going forward with the boat till we got a better angle and on the way back Lukas could reel in some line. We did this a few times and finally we could get the fish after 3 hours fighting time.
We brought the fish to the scale and it weighted 1175lb. So we got the first grander on Habitat. The fish was caught on an 80lb line and almost a world record.