ONE of the biggest fish ever banked in the UK has been landed after a 40-minute battle that its carp angler captor described as ‘the fight on my life.’

Danny Hughes, who will be 60 this year, has caught stingray to 180 lb and fished for marlin, shark, salmon and tope, but he literally had his hands full with the 7 ft 3 in sturgeon, his first of the species, which he tailed out single handed in the early hours of the morning.

Even his highly trained Labradors took one look at the 96 lb 4 oz creature and dived back into his station wagon.

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