Penarth angler Bobby Tripp was knocked flat after landing a near Welsh record Dover sole while fishing at Jacksons Point, Barry, Total-Fishing.com can exclusively report.
The 4lb fish came in the early evening three hours before high tide and fell to ragworm, fished on a custom-built Century Tip Tornedo rod, size 4/0 Uptide Z Viking hooks.
The fish is thought to be just 3oz short of the Welsh shore caught record, also caught at Barry by W Creed in September 1991.
“I took it to a nearby angler who had some digital scales and he weighed it for me at exactly 4lb,” said Bobby. “It was only when it was posted by a friend on a forum that I realised it was a Dover sole – and a really big one too.”
|Bobby Tripp with his Jackson’s Point Dover sole, thought to be just 3oz off the Welsh shore-caught record.|