Baiting up with a chicken drumstick for a joke produced a 5lb 8oz bass for Neil Griffiths while fishing at Sker Point, near Bridgend.
The angler from Newport, South Wales, explained: “The day had been going very slowly without a bite. Three hours in we broke for lunch and I brought out a pack of barbecue chicken drumsticks.
“As a joke and to liven the day, I lashed a drumstick to my hook and cast it out. Much to the hilarity of my fishing companions Gerrainth Hayes and Richie Williams., within minutes my rod was bouncing all over the place and I reeled in this beauty.”
Richie helped him land the fish which was returned.