Trawlerman Geoff was baffled by his catch!

PUBLISHED: 15:20 11 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:47 10 June 2010

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11: AN Exmouth fisherman this week landed a rare fish seen just four times in the UK in the past 35 years. The Ray's Bream is thought to be the fifth caught in the UK and was landed by trawlerman Geoff Ingram 12 miles south of Exmouth, when he was out on his

AN Exmouth fisherman this week landed a rare fish seen just four times in the UK in the past 35 years.The Ray's Bream is thought to be the fifth caught in the UK and was landed by trawlerman Geoff Ingram 12 miles south of Exmouth, when he was out on his boat the Sarah Jane trawling for sprats.The last time a Ray's Bream was spotted in the UK was in 2007 when one was washed up in Norfolk.The fish, which can grow up to 20in (50cm) in length, have huge teeth and are common near Iceland. Geoff was unaware his catch was rare until he posted a photograph on a trawler website - moments later responses came back saying it was a Ray's Bream.Mr Ingram said: "It came up with the sprats. I didn't have a clue what it was until I put it on the website."The exclusive catch was put on ice at the Exmouth Mussel Company and later ended up on the plate of one of owner Myles Blood Smyth's co-workers.

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