“A NEW PB AND MY GEAR BACK. HAPPY DAYS!”
Paul ‘Pablo’ Phillips has two reasons to celebrate. First he caught a personal best bass, measuring 64cm long, while fishing the Walney Channel, but then watched in horror as his rod and reel were pulled from his tripod and disappeared into the sea. Five days later, while out bait digging, his friend found the tackle.
“A new personal best and my gear back. Happy days!” said Paul, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
Perhaps his next task should be to buy a lottery ticket.