I've never been a big fan of whole lobster..Why? because it's just to much work for someone lazy like me
I want to get to the eating part. Give me that tail and the claws and I'm happy. Someone else can go to work with the pick.
I recall many years ago through a friend of mine I managed to get hold of some New Zealand tails that were the largest I've ever seen.
I wouldn't venture a guess at the weight as things seem to grow larger with age but I do remmeber my wife having difficulty getting one in the largest pot we had.
Truthfully, I thought I would be disapppointed I figured at this size they would be tough but they were the most succulent lobster tails I have ever tasted.
I recall that we both ate heartily for 2 days from 1 tail so you take a guess.
I will say they were at least a few pounds each