WHAT a catch! Fisherwoman nets 72,000 followers online after reeling them with bikini shots of prized catches!
A female angler has netted 72,000 online fans with her sizzling fishing snaps.
Blonde beauty, Michelle Clavatte has hooked a sea of admirers with pictures of her reeling in deep sea monsters while wearing nothing but a bikini.
Not your typical angler, tanned and toned Michelle, 27, is redefining the sport with her pictures of wrestling giant fish aboard her boat in Florida.
A trained hair colourist, Michelle fishes in her spare time having first been taught to fish by her father when she was just 6 years old.
She now spends up to four days a week out fishing and posts snaps of herself posing with her prize catch on her Instagram page.
Having now amassed more than 72,000 followers, Michelle is one of the most popular female anglers, inspiring other young women to take up the usually male dominated sport.
Michelle said: “I’ve been fishing since the age of 6, but it was always fresh water fishing.
“My dad taught me how to fish. We would go to canals and lakes behind our house or nearby neighbourhoods to catch catfish, bass, puffer fish, or anything that turned a handle.
“I love every aspect of fishing. The adrenaline rush after landing a big fish onto the boat is probably my favourite part.
“I enjoy everything from rigging baits, eating the fish that I catch, to just simply being on the water.
“My favorite part about fishing is that there is an infinite amount of knowledge to be learned.
“There is always a skill that can be improved or a new species of fish to catch on my bucket list, and I relish in being able to check them off.
“Fishing definitely has a male stigma attached to it but I think over the past couple of years, social media has opened the eyes of all female anglers and encouraged them to fish more.
“They see others ladies fishing, like me, and begin to feel more empowered to fish as well.
“I try not to let comments from men specially, get to me.
“I’m fully capable of rigging my own baits, tying my own knots, and catching fish that weigh more than I do.
“It doesn’t make a difference being male or female. We both have hands to do these things, so why not.”