Terry Lampard breaks the magical 30lb-pike barrier

One of angling’s most respected big- fish anglers has described the capture of this huge 30lb-plus pike as one of his ‘greatest achievements in the sport so far’.

Landed from Dorset’s Milton Abbas Lake, the 33lb 8oz predator was caught by specimen angling legend Terry Lampard, and was a capture that delivered the seven-times Drennan Cup winner a ‘double whammy’ of
angling feats.

As well as being a new pb for the species – beating Terry’s previous best of 31lb 12oz from the River Wye by just under 3lb – the big fish is also the first predator over the magic 30lb barrier to have been caught from the Hampshire venue.

“The capture of this huge pike is right up there near the top of my greatest achievements in the sport,” Terry told Angling Times. “The great thing is that it’s a fish that hasn’t been caught for years, but I knew it was still lurking around because it’s been seen a few times. I’m so pleased that I managed to catch it.”

Terry landed his fish during an early-morning session, fooling the specimen with legered mackerel hookbait presented between two weedbeds at around 40yds’ range.

The pike provided the only bite of the day, being beaten with size 6 Drennan trebles on a 28lb wire to 50lb braid mainline.