Big bait for 14lb bass

Late summer nights normally provide the best chance of a large bass on the North Devon Coast and using big baits can often pay dividends - as David Brooke proved with this 14lb specimen.

The Combe Martin Sea Angling Club member was fishing with his friend Derek Ferret, who caught a 10lb 10oz fish the previous night, on an unknown local shore mark. Both fish were returned to the sea alive and were tempted using Ammo dirty squid presented on Sakuma Manta Extra hooks. David is no stranger to big bass having landed a specimen of 15lb 6oz back in 1984, also from a Devon mark.