NOT many British anglers have seen a live burbot in the flesh before – especially not one as big as this 10 lb giant.

And that was the case for ace angling guide John Horsey when he caught the double-figure specimen – a freshwater member of the cod family – during a ten day filming trip with Chris Tarrant. They tackled what he rates as the “World’s best venue”.

John explained: ‘To be honest I’d never seen a burbot before and thought they were extinct.’

For the full story of John and Chris’s amazing trip with plenty of catch pictures, and more on burbot, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.