New record tope accepted

A new shore-caught tope record has been accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at a weight of 66lb 6oz.

Reported by Angling Times at the time of its capture last November, the huge specimen was landed by West Country angler Kevin Legg from Baggy Point in North Devon.

The fish beat the previous record weight, also held by Kevin, by 6oz.

Kevin caught his landmark fish on a flounder fillet mounted on a pair of 8/0 Sakuma hooks fished on a pulley rig with a 7ox breakaway lead on 70kg wire and 100lb mainline.