A small Polish fishing boat pulled up a big catch - a 300-foot Soviet submarine that had to surface to untangle itself from fishing nets.

Skipper Stefan Szczygielski said his 65-foot wooden boat was in the Baltic Sea Tuesday when his nets snagged the submarine."It was just an accident on sea and we agreed to settle the dispute on the spot," Szczygielski said. "But being so well equipped technically they should know better and look out for what is going on around them."

A Polish Navy spokesman said a Foxtrot class submarine was snagged in international waters about 25 nautical miles off the coast.

Szczygielski said the rudder and conning tower were slightly damaged and that he lost his net and lines.