Record salmon landed in Denmark

141 centimetres enough to smash mark from 1954

Simon Kastrup Shimizu probably wasn’t expecting to reel himself into the Danish record books when he went fishing in the Storåen river in Jutland recently. But that’s what happened.

The 23-year-old pulled in a huge salmon measuring 141 centimetres, beating a Danish record that had stood for 62 years. It took Shimizu about 30 minutes of tough battling to bring the beast to shore.

“It went to the bottom a lot, so I could feel it was a fish of a considerable size, although I hadn’t in my wildest fantasy believed it was that massive,” Shimizu told DR Nyheder.

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Best since ’54
After measuring and snapping some photos of the salmon, Shimizu released it back into the river.

Until this week, DC Dinesen held the Danish salmon record when he caught a 136 cm specimen in the Skjern stream way back in 1954.