Angler catches scuba diverAn angler thought he had struck lucky with an enormous fish on the end of his line – only to discover he had instead hooked a scuba diver.
John Goldfinch, 61 and from Exmouth, was fishing for mackerel in Budleigh Salterton, Devon with friends when he felt the ‘bite’. After a heroic fight Mr Goldfinch was stunned to find the diver on the other end of the line, with the hook between his legs.

“The funniest thing was that his girlfriend then surfaced, helped him remove my tackle from his tackle and nonchalantly handed the hook back to me and apologised. I didn’t see the diver because he didn’t have a safety buoy, which they’re supposed to have when they’re moving underwater,” said Mr Goldfinch.
New Man Utd goalkeeper David De Gea has allegedly asked Mr Goldfinch for advice on how to catch things.

By Jonathan Anderson