My camp at the front with Merv further along.
It took all three of us to safely see it onto the waiting unhooking mat. Then Merv just lay over it whist we sorted out weigh sling and scales ready for the event of seeing just how big this was. The sling was zeroed against the Ruben Heaton scales hanging on a suitable tripod, and then with the fish safely in it we got it onto the hook where the needle swung round to 85lb. A new pb for Neil and the biggest fish Merv has seen in the flesh, terrific and now we wanted one!
They go past pretty quickly.
Merv cradles 66lb of fighting machine.
An English pb at 75.5lb