Sam Fuller caught this 10lb 1oz bass on an evening kayaking session off Lyme Regis, Dorset.
The fish latched on to his Rapala Husky jerk lure while trolling over a reef.
He says: “I had to let the fish pull me round because my second lure managed to rap itself round the line. In the end I grabbed the line and brought the fish in close enough to land it by hand.”
The bass is a personal best for the 46-year-old Honiton, Devon teacher, his previous best being a 6-pounder.