This mint-conditioned 20lb 6oz pike was the highlight of a prolific session on a Leicestershire stillwater for predator fishing expert Alan Dudhill.
The general secretary of the Pike Angling Club of Great Britain (PAC) shared a 12-fish haul with his fishing companion Ian Cougil when they used popped-up whole mackerel hookbaits on free-running leger rigs.
All of their fish were beaten with 50lb braid and 30lb traces.
“This water is full of roach, bream and perch, so it seems strange that sea baits would work so well, but it has to be the oils that are released into the water that make this bait irresistible to pike,” Alan told Angling Times.
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