Monster Isle of Wight Plaice

by David Proudfoot

Fishing from his own boat, Fish Ard, Isle of Wight angler Mike Mowbray smashed the island record for plaice with an amazing 8lb ½oz specimen. Builder Mike sailed from Sandown and fished at the back of the Wight using a ragworm baited spoon rig to lure the red-spotted, monster flattie on Saturday the 26th.

This is the second time in a fortnight that the IOW record has been beaten and the fish was officially weighed at Scotties tackle shop in Newport.

The British record for this species has stood at a fraction over 10lb 3oz since 1974.

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