Long range peeler crab tactics lures big smoothie

St Athan, Glamorgan angler John Austin has reason to smile - this 16lb plus smoothhound is a new personal best!

It was caught from Aberthaw beach, South Wales when John used his Century Kompressor rod to send a peeler crab bait bound to a pulley Pennell rig over 100 yards from the shore.

He had another fish of 9lb during the same session along with a few codling.