This is the picture of the new European and world record thin-lipped mullet, caught by Cornish angler Steve Maliska last week at a weight of 7lb 3dr.
The specimen beats the previous International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) best by just 3 drams and was tempted by the species expert during a session at a local river in the Truro area of Cornwall, where he used a simple paternoster rig baited with a ‘harbour ragworm’.
“I’ve had some cracking mullet over 5lb in the past, but nothing as big as this. I have just received the IGFA world record certificate, which I can’t stop looking at! It’s such a great feeling to have broken a record.”