Callum Rowe lands new ESAA record smoothhound, beating the previous record held by his sister Kayleigh!
PUBLISHED: 11:35 18 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:35 18 July 2013
An Exmouth Sea Angling Association junior had a major catch last week, writes Simon Boeree.
Exmouth-based Callum Rowe had the fight of his life at the weekend while out fishing with his father Paul when he hooked a starry smoothound a member of the Shark family). With much encouragement from dad, it took the youngster several minutes to finally beach the hard fighting fish which eventually tipped the scales at 7lb 1oz.
Not only is the catch the biggest fish so far for the budding sea angler the smoothound also broke the Exmouth Sea Angling Association junior record for the species.
The previous holder of this particular record was his sister Kayleigh!
The magnificent fish was swiftly weighed, photographed and returned to the sea safe and sound.