Last refreshed at 00:14 19 July 2006
Angler Weave Watton was staggered at the point when he gotten the same angle in the open ocean twice in a week – beating chances of one million to one.
Bob, 56, was cleared out baffled at the point when the 11lbs ocean bass got away from him while he was out angling off the south coast.
In a 10 minute tussle, the 2ft long example plunged for a reef what’s more, separated Bob’s line in the process.
Three days afterward the father-of-two returned to the same spot in his vessel two miles off Bournemouth, Dorset, what’s more, rapidly got a bite.
But he was stunned at the point when he landed the angle in his net what’s more, figured it out it was the same one as it still had his snare what’s more, angling line joined to it.
Because there are around 10,000 bass in a 100 square mile zone of ocean off Bournemouth bookmakers figure the chances of getting the same angle are about 1,000,000-1.
Bob’s accomplishment has presently caused enormous swells in the ocean calculating community.
Bob, from Poole, Dorset, said: “I knew it was the same species, same weight what’s more, in the same range to the one that got away three days some time recently yet I never thought for a second it was the same fish.
“It was at the point when I got it in the net that I spotted the dark line what’s more, snare with a yellow dab on that I figured it out it was the same one. There is no question about it.
“I couldn’t accept it, what are the chances of that? To think, of all the angle in all that ocean what’s more, this one closes up on my snare – twice.
“Some trawlermen can get about 90 tons of bass in a day in that region so it goes to appear how numerous there are.
“I might purchase a lottery ticket this week, you never know!”
Bob’s not-so-fishy story started at the point when he took a party of anglers out on his vessel Josephine two-and-a-half miles south of Southborne in Bournemouth.
‘It would very actually be a million-to-one’
He said: “I snared him utilizing a entirety mackerel lure what’s more, I knew he was a robust angle since he put up a bit of a fight.
“I was at that point mindful of the line beginning to rub around a shake what’s more, it just snapped off.
“The angle got away what’s more, I thought that was the end of it.”
Three days afterward Bob, who has been ocean angling since he was a child, took another party out to the range known locally as the Southbourne Rough.
It was fisher Paul Craddock, from Warwickshire, who to start with snared the fish.
Bob said: “I know it is a great range for ocean bass what’s more, thought we would get a maybe a couple there.
“Then Paul’s pole all of a sudden dove downwards what’s more, we figured it out it was another expansive one.
“I gotten the net to arrive him what’s more, that was at the point when I saw him what’s more, my old hook.
“It is extremely fulfilling to get the one that got away, as it were it didn’t.”
Dave Stevens, from bookmakers Corals, put the angling accomplishment down to a million to one chance.
He said: “If somebody came up to us what’s more, said what cost would you give me for getting the same angle twice in the sea, then, after we had halted laughing, the chances would be so enormous we most likely wouldn’t take the wager since it would as it were take one pound to win a fortune.
“But it would very actually be a million-to-one shot. Bookmakers wouldn’t offer that yet we utilize that term for something that will never happen.
“It’s like lightning striking twice in the same place.”
A representative for Ocean Calculating Magazine said: “This is extremely unusual. I have heard of getting the same ocean angle in the same session be that as it may never three days apart.
Last refreshed at 00:14 19 July 2006