ALL-ROUNDER Andrew Hosegood caught this monstrous 216 lb common skate off of Oban, in the Firth of Lorne, Scotland.

It’s a far cry from the tactics he employs at stillwaters and rivers close to his home in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Or indeed, what he uses in his ventures abroad – he’s fished with the Mail’s Gary Newman in South America.

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