Devon,UK: An exotic tuna fish normally found in tropical seas off India and Sri Lanka has been caught in British waters for the first time.

The 2ft skipjack was grabbed as it swam up the River Otter at the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

Fisherman Leo Curtis took it home to barbeque and said: ‘The taste was incredible - it was just like steak’.

Skipjack tuna are usually found in tropical seas but experts say the fish could have been attracted to Britain’s coastline due to rising water temperatures.

There are no records of one ever being caught in UK waters.–ML