“I’ve been on the trail of a double-figure bass for two years,” said South Brent, Devon plasterer, Dave Gornall, “and I’ve finally hit the jackpot with this 10lb 6oz fish!”
Dave caught the specimen from a Dorset shore mark on mackerel head and guts.
“I was only using a 1oz-3oz estuary rod and it screamed off,” he added.
“I’m still buzzing from the experience. It took me five minutes to revive the fish and I got a great kick watching it swim away.”