Super Starry Smoothound falls to squid!

Suffolk angler Paul Fitch, who operates his own boat, the wonderfully-named ‘She Likes it Rough’ out of Shotley on the River Orwell, near Ipswich, is seen here showing off the superb 25lb 4oz starry smoothhound he caught during a recent trip out.

Skipper Paul used a Pennell-rigged squid bait legered hard on the seabed to make his catch, which isn’t a million miles off the British record.

The current best for a boat-caught hound stands at 28lb 2oz.