Angler returned home to find it was not only the fish that got away!

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He/she had actually left a keep net behind in a Halifax Travelodge room.

Other bizarre items left in Halifax during 2013 included a pair of diamond earrings and a pair of Miu Miu shoes.

Across the UK items included a prenuptial agreement, deeds to a £2 million house, and a pet tarantula.

The most comment possessions left include mobile phones and chargers, laptops/tablets/kindles, pyjamas and teddy bears.

Travelodge has 500 UK hotels and over 16 million overnight guests annually.

Spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: “Our 2013 left behind register also reveals how much smart tecnology has became part of our everyday lives, as we have had nearly 10,000 tablets and smartphones left behind.

“This is a significant increase from previous years.”

Unclaimed items are donated to local charity shops after three months.