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Giant skate: Powys angler David Griffiths’ 107kg fish

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The one that didn’t get away – but was then put back: The monster skate landed by David Griffiths

An angler who landed a giant skate after a 90-minute struggle says it followed a “classic Jaws moment”.

David Griffiths, from Powys, hauled the 107kg (16st 12lb), 2.3m (7ft 6in) fish to the surface off Oban, Argyll.

He said it broke the British record by about 3.6kg (8lb), but it was not official because it was not weighed on a quay or bank.

Clicks of the rod’s reel after a quiet day were the first clues to the fight ahead, but he ended up putting it back.

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