Trout Legend Turns To Pike

Angling Times legend Bob Church joined his angling pal Mike Green for a session in pursuit of pike... and each ended up with cracking fish.


The pair, who both come from Northants, tackled a Midlands gravel pit, with Bob striking first with a 20lb predator that fell to a lure, while Mike was next in when he landed a 30lb 4oz – on the fly!


“I caught a 28lb 8oz River Nene pike on a fly two seasons ago but I never really thought I’d manage a ‘thirty’ fishing the method,” admitted retired optometrist Mike.


“It was almost as satisfying at catching two Blithfield ‘thirties’ on lures in a single morning eight years ago,” he added.


*To see pictures of the impressive brace, see next Tuesday’s Angling Times.