Childhood dream achieved - not that you'd know it!

A mackerel head cast only 20 yards into 2ft of water resulted in Bromley, Kent angler Derek Power catching this 10lb 8oz bass.

The 39-year-old doesn’t look that happy in the picture, but his wife told us he was thrilled after achieving a childhood dream to catch a fish this big.

It came from Llantwit Major beach, Vale of Glamorgan, and was taken on a Penn Powerstix Pro Bass rod and Mitchell Avonrunner reel loaded with 15lb mono.

He later added another bass of 6lb 8oz. Two reasons to smile, then?

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