40lb-plus pike banked

The angling grapevine has gone into meltdown this week after rumours of the year’s biggest pike began to surface.

Although details are still sketchy, the AT news desk has confirmed that a fish in excess of 40lb has been taken from a Midlands stillwater.

The huge predator – which, if true, will be the biggest pike of the season so far – is believed to have been taken by a Northampton-based pleasure angler.

Go Fishing will keep you informed when more details emerge.