Scott Hesling took the £250 top prize in the Nomads Christmas Open fished from the beaches at Normans Bay with over 17lbs.
For a daylight match this is a truly amazing catch for the former England junior international angler.
His total catch was nearly 4lbs higher than any of the other 67 anglers taking part. The biggest fish caught in the match was a 1lb 11oz bass for Colin Sargeant and the best flatfish, a 1lb 9oz flounder, fell to Glen Arnold.
Top five were 1st Scott Hesling, 17lb 5ozs, 2nd, Dave Newland, 13lb 10ozs, 3rd, Kerry Saint 13lb 2oz, 4th, Dave Rose 13lbs, 5th Phil Holmes 12lb 13ozs.