Cockatil bait works wonders for Dave

A fishing trip out of Folkestone, Kent proved fruitful for Ashford boat angler Dave Wilson, 48, who is seen here holding a 19lb 2oz cod that he caught from a private veesel.

A big bait approach worked for Dave, who put his faith in a cocktail made from four lugworms and a large squid.

He said: “ I still can’t get over the fact that I caught a fish that big. It made my day when it was officially weighed two hours after capture.”