Brill-iant by-catch for Tony!

Although he was fishing principally for blonde ray and conger, Tony Stanyon was none too disappointed when this fine 6lb 10oz 8dr brill snapped up his hookbait.

The Newport, Isle of Wight-based boat angler made his impressive catch just south of the island when he fished a simple downtide rig and 6/0 Mustad hook off a 4ft-long 80lb snood.

The succesful bookbait was a fresh mackerel fillet.

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