I was in Morbihan early in the summer and heard that one of the local lure anglers has caught a 'maigre' of around 25 lb on a Rapala, not far from where I had been wasting my time catching tiny bream. There were reports also that this fish has been returning earlier and in large numbers this year further south (Gironde area). I was wondering - do these other turn up in the UK? Magnificent looking fish, can grow up to 100 lb - and also known as drum, croaker, salmonbass (Wikipedia). Any one ever seen one?