Big ling action off Northumberland coast

Ling are providing bumper sport off the coast of Northumberland, as Michael Collins found when he banked this superb 26lb 6oz new personal best…….but only after it had broken his rod!

Fishing aboard Graham Bell’s boat off the coast of Amble, Michael and his fellow anglers had already taken a number of codling before his rod lurched over violently, marking the start of a long game of tug of war.

After an arm-aching battle his prize was eventually brought to the side of the boat, where his rod gave way with a loud ‘crack!’ Fortunately, the fish was then safely hauled aboard.