Gutted! Miles lands 37lb fish - three days too late!

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A BOAT angler reeled in this fantastic fish - but it was three days too late to win £5,000.

Miles Rudge from Berwick-upon-Tweed caught this 37lb halibut - his personal best - from the boat Sea Otter II three days after the end of the summer angling festival, which was run by Whitby Charter Skippers’ Association.

If he had caught it as part of the festival, he would have the £5,000 jackpot.

Chairman Paul Kilpatrick said: “It would have taken the £5,000 prize by a mile.”

Miles also landed several good-sized cod and ling touching 15lb.

The fish that won the summer festival was a 22lb 8.5oz cod.