Huge bass taken on mackerel livebait

This superb 12lb 12oz bass was the highlight of a trip out of Portsmouth for Paul Thompson...and what a fish!

The Hampshire angler was fishing aboard the charter boat Buccaneer, skippered by Mick Gill, when the new personal best took a live mackerel hookbait.

“We were fishing to the south of the Isle of Wight and released the fish so there’s a chance someone can catch it perhaps when its even bigger,” said a delighted Paul.