'Biggest tub gurnard in 33 years of angling'

A bass fishing session eight miles from the Famous Needles Lighthouse at the Western end of the Isle of Wight threw up this surprise 4lb 8oz tub gurnard for Ryan Head.

He was fishing aboard the ship Shogun skippered by Rob Thompson, over a productive sandbank mark when the surprise specimen struck his 16cm Savage Gear Sandeel lure.

“We released him or her to fight another day even though they taste great. This is the biggest tub gurnard I have seen in 33 years of angling', said the happy skipper.