13lb 10oz bass caught off Blackpool coast

Mark Yule became the envy of many sea anglers in the UK when he boated this huge 13lb 10oz bass during a trip fishing off the Blackpool coast.

The Lancashire-based sea fishing fanatic was aboard his own boat named ‘Incentive’ when he hooked the specimen on a lure around four miles off the shore.

“The north west doesn’t make the angling press very often, but I think the bass fishing is right up there with the best of what the rest of England has to offer, provided you know where to fish and the right times to go,” said Mark, who used 20lb braided mainline and a Daiwa Kenzaki 12lb class rod to beat the fish.