A ROVING session on the picturesque River Test in Hampshire produced this fine 24lb 8oz pike for Dom Garnett.
After enjoying no success using deabaits for the first half of his trip, the Devon-based all-rounder’s fortunes changed for the better soon after he switched to using large lures.
Dom, who added a much smaller fish later on, said: “The fish took right before my eyes little more than a rod length out from the bank. She took a 6in-long yellow Kopyto Relax shad. My only other pike was a fish that would hardly have made a snack for her!”
To read Dom’s excellent blog or to book a day’s guided fishing with him, log on to www.dgfishing.co.uk