Angler banks foul-hooked 182lb skate

Landing a huge skate is a brutal task in itself but Peter Ross was forced to endure a battle of almost an hour before banking a 182lb fish which was foul hooked!

After deciding to fish off the coast of Ballylumford in Northern Ireland, he put two rods out for the species and received a take just after midday.

Upon picking the rod up he was met by a solid resistance and after a lengthy battle he was given a big surprise.

“A dogfish had taken my mackerel hookbait and then the skate tried to eat that and became foul hooked in the process,” explained Peter.