The 33-year-old builder, who used to roll carp baits for CC Moore and has caught 50s abroad and 30s in England, took the fish in a dream trip in the Malpas area of Cornwall on harbour rag on a paternoster rig.
Falmouth-based Steve said: ‘My old PB was 5 lb and first cast in this trip I had one just under that and then second cast caught the record.
‘I knew it was a donkey when I hooked it and it gave a great ten-minute fight.’
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