Three anglers from Norwich, who travelled to Scotland to tackle the area’s common skate, caught three huge fish with the best weighing 202lb.
The trio of fish were caught out of Oban, Argyll, aboard renowned skate charter Blue Fin.
The first fish weighed 182lb and was caught by Jim McNicol, the second came in at 196lb and was caught by Dave Rees-Williams, while the final fish of the day fell to Rick Goodley and proved the heaviest at 202lb.
Tackle consisted of 50/80lb-class rods, Penn Senator reels loaded with 80lb braid, single bronzed Mustad size 12/0 with barbs crushed and 24in hooklengths consisting of 200lb mono, attached to an 8ft rubbing leader rated at 150lb. Whole mackerel proved to be the top bait.