Rare Almaco jack caught in Bristol Channel


In another sign of global warming, a pub owner has caught a fish normally found in the Caribbean in British waters.

Neil McDonnell, 37, became the first person to catch an Almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana) with a rod and line in British waters.

The presence of the Almaco jack in British waters could be a further indication of rising global sea temperatures, according to experts.

The fish was caught five miles off Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel.

According to McDonnell, a keen angler, It's a brilliant find. It's caused quite a buzz around the pub because it's so unusual.

It is perhaps one of the few benefits of global warming that such species are arriving off our coast.

Angling expert Keith Armishaw thinks that there may be a colony of Almaco jacks establishing itself in the Bristol Channel, probably arriving via the Gulf Stream.