This is the best of two tope Neil Taylor caught from the private boat Cutty Sark, skippered by his mate Ade Pinchbeck, fishing 16 miles south of Bridlington, Yorkshire.
It weighed 37lb and his other fish weighed just a pound less. Both fell for half a mackerel fished in 50ft of water.
“The biggest fish went off like a train,” said the Selby, Yorks printer.
“It made three long runs before I could get the better of it.