Beleive it or not Regan he caught it on a plastic he found. A rather long paddle tail, probably 150mm with a huge hook out of the top of it. The boys went down to the river to catch bream and eps, but Clay lost the only leader and jig heads/sps he took soon after landing a couple of fish. On the way home he tied the paddle tail direct to the 6lb braid. Big cast into the center of the river, one hop and bang. It spooled half his reel and then went with and aginst the tide for approximately 20min before he landed it. A couple of pics later and back into the river to live another day.
Papa, just for the record, the whiting was mine 100%. The jew however, that's one I can't claim.
He was down there again this afternoon, flicking until the sun went down. It definiteley won't be the last.
Tight lines eveyone and thanks for the comments. Its memories like yesterday that'll be why my kids and I will keep fishing and they're kids and so on....