• Ultra-rare fish ‘caught’ off Mexico

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    One of the world’s rarest large saltwater fish, a louvar, has turned up off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Very little is known about the pink-coloured fish, except that it grows to more than 6ft with a weight of more than 300lb, and has a characteristic bulging forehead. Louvar are occasionally found in surface waters of temperate and tropical oceans, feeding mainly on jellyfish, squid and soft-bodied planktonic animals. The story of its capture, and a slightly unscrupulous skipper who tried to claim he had caught it, is documented here. The International Game Fish Association has no records for the louvar.






    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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