"We have got the angel shark, the undulate
ray, stingrays and it is probably the last refuge in Europe for a very, very rare species, the white skate, which has pretty much disappeared from almost everywhere else."
That is one of the biggest undulates
since the British record was set at 21lb 4oz 8dms in 1987.
Sand-eel bait on a pulley Pennel rig tempted the new record undulate
Now Gary has scored again with a 16lb 4oz undulate
, caught from Penny's Flamer III over a mark to the east of Weymouth.
rays are covered in sharp prickles but harmless if handled with care - unlike deadly stingrays, which have a poisonous barb in the tail.
are one of seven varieties of ray that roam warm waters from North Africa to south-west England, Wales and Ireland.
Only five undulates
have made the frame in the last six years.
Alan Ley of Weymouth returned from a Portland reef with a 16lb 2oz undulate
, plus an 11lb 1oz bull huss and a bag of tasty whiting.
The third element, the earthwork, then addresses the space between the two masses, and consists of a mound that undulates
in resonance with the distant hills to the south.
The impact is sudden and strong, its message fills in as she bourrees and undulates
idiosyncratically to her tiny multiracial audience of plastic.
The white stucco ceiling undulates
up to a peak of 22ft; the walls fan out, and their pale ash panelling is overlaid by ribs of clustered birch rods.