Stories from the world of angling
Charter skipper Neil French took a day off to fish on Martin Donald's private boat BluPrint out of Littlehampton, West Sussex, and bagged pollack to 17lb 10oz and this 13lb 8oz bass, which was released.
Neil is the skipper of Spirit of Arun, out of Littlehampton.
Premier Marinas is holding a fishing show at its Southsea Marina on April 30. Open from 10am to 4pm, there will be services and products ranging from angling boats to bait and tackle providers, electronics and clothing, marine and engineering companies, safety gear and fishing paddleboards. Admission to the show is free, with first-come, first-served parking.
This 8lb cod was caught by Sal Clark, of Wotton-under-Edge, Glos, on February 10, while she was shore fishing near West Bay, Dorset. Bait was squid and rag on a size 3/0 hook.