Angler catches fish that’s biggest ever caught in UK – and it’s heavier than a GORILLA

Angler catches fish that’s biggest ever caught in UK – and it’s heavier than a GORILLA

An angler has smashed the record for the biggest fish ever caught from British shores – a whopping skate weighing more than a GORILLA. Chuffed Daniel Bennett, 26, snared the massive beast with a rod and line off the Isle of Skye after a TWO-HOUR battle to bring it ashore.

At 208lbs, the fish weighs more than a female gorilla, a heavyweight boxer or a road legal moped. A spokesman for the British Record Fish Committee confirmed it is the largest fish recorded as being caught on its current record list.

“We’ve never caught anything on that scale before, and we guessed it weighed about 150lb. But it was 208lbs. I can’t believe it.” The skate, a rare protected fish species that looks similar to a stingray, fell for a bait of half a mackerel fillet. It measured a whopping 88.25in long by 66.75in wide but hasn’t supplied Daniel with a feast of fish – as he tossed it back into the sea.