Sandeel lures big blonde

A sandeel bait presented on a 3/0 Pennell pulley rig proved the winning combination for Alex McKay when he caught this fine 14lb 12oz blonde ray.

The Welsh angler, from Llantwit Major, fished a rough ground mark near Aberthaw to make the catch, after which he said: "This is a personal best ray for me so I’m over the moon!”

He fished with his pal, John Austin, who had an 8lb specimen along with some open ground conger on the same trip.