New British record rod-caught undulate ray

Graham Andrews became the new British record holder for the biggest rod caught undulate ray when he landed this 26lb 10oz specimen.

The-45-year-old former engineer was fishing a mark out of Littlehampton, West Sussex aboard his friend’s boat where he hooked a total of eight rays, six of which broke the 20lb-mark, including the biggest which beat the previous record set two years ago by 3lb 2oz. Graham is paralysed from the waist down meaning he struggles to apply pressure when playing big fish but found enough power in his arms to bank what he called ‘the fish of a lifetime’.

All the fish, which were returned alive, were taken using a Joey Mackerel Head on a 5/0 Circle Hook with 6ft of 25lb trace on 35lb FireWire Braid.

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