I suppose there are a few beasts taken from boats on Redgills and the like during wrecking trips, so that would be lure caught. Some of the french and local commercial guys use artificials to take 15lb+ fish every year as well from these waters.
All I know is if I had a fish that bottomed out my 15lb Bogas with a bump, I would be a jibbering mess. BUT I would really want an accurate weight for the fish. I have planned this out already. I would use the weigh sling I have to sack the fish and after a call to someone for help and scales, I would get into the water with the fish and cradle it in the sling for as long as I could. This has worked for me 100% with Barbel and Pike etc in the past, so I would be comfortable for Bass. If for a moment I thought it was not as strong as it should be, I would release it.
It'll probably never happen but I like to have a plan, just in case