Angler Bob Watton was stunned when he caught the same fish in the open sea twice in a week – beating odds of one million to one.
Bob, 56, was left frustrated when the 11lbs sea bass got away from him while he was out fishing off the south coast.
In a 10 minute tussle, the 2ft long specimen dived for a reef and severed Bob’s line in the process.
Three days later the father-of-two returned to the same spot in his boat two miles off Bournemouth, Dorset, and quickly got a bite.
But he was amazed when he landed the fish in his net and realised it was the same one as it still had his hook and fishing line attached to it.
Because there are around 10,000 bass in a 100 square mile area of sea off Bournemouth bookmakers reckon the odds of catching the same fish are about 1,000,000-1. – dailymail