'Record-breaking' turbot caught off Shetland

Robert McMillan and turbot Robert McMillan took 20 minutes to haul the fish to the surface

A turbot landed off Shetland is believed to have set a new Scottish sea angling record.

Robert McMillan caught the 30lbs (13.6kg) fish while on board Oberon, north of Muckle Flugga.

The previous Scottish record had been held by a 26lbs turbot, caugfht from the same Cullivoe-based vessel.

Mr McMillan said the fish, which took about 20 minutes to be hauled to the surface, had "put up a really good fight".

He said: "I felt a small tug on my line, then another, before a really good bite.

"Immediately line started streaming off my reel. I knew I was into a good fish."

The turbot was caught in an area which has a strong reputation for sea angling for large fish.

BBC North East, Orkney and Shetland

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