Struggling to haul in a giant fish, Lorenzo Mitchell Henry finally reeled in a record-breaker, which weighed in at a mammoth 851lb (386kg).

This monstrous beast, an Atlantic bluefin tuna, was not caught by the amateur angler off some far-flung shore, but near the coast of the very English town of Scarborough.

Until the 1950s, fishing for the Atlantic bluefin – known then as the tunny – was big sport in England and scenes similar to those pictured above were commonplace.

By the end of the decade, the tunny was rarely found in British waters – but is big-game fishing on the verge of making a comeback?

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