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Luke Cowan-Dickie’s dad lands record fishing catch off Devon coast

Adam Cowan-Dickie (centre) is the father of England and Exeter Chief rugby star Luke. Credit: Brixham Fish Market

Luke Cowan-Dickie’s fisherman father has broken a record after catching more than £125,000 worth of fish off the Devon coast.

Adam Cowan-Dickie and his crew on board the Margaret of Ladram netted 7.5 tonnes of prized Dover Sole earlier this week.

The fish was later sold at auction for a whopping £125,630 - making it the biggest grossing catch in the history of Brixham port, where the ship is moored.

The Margaret of Ladram. Credit: Brixham Fish Market

The news was shared on Facebook by the Brixham Fish Market, who described it as “fantastic”.

Yesterday MFV Margaret of Ladram (skippered by Adam Cowan-Dickie) broke the port of Brixham record for fish landed with a value of £126,000.

– Brixham Fish Market

Fellow fishermen were quick to heap praise on skipper Adam, who had not long returned to Devon having been in Japan to support his son at the Rugby World Cup.

One fisherman said: "Adam is a very good skipper and he's managed to pin down the fish using a lot of skill and a bit of luck.

The catch was worth a whopping £125,000. Credit: Brixham Fish Market

"There is a bit of a celebration going on today but Adam and his crew are already back out at sea.

"It's common knowledge in Brixham that this is the biggest grossing catch ever in the history of Brixham."