John Horsey proved how effective fly fishing for predators is when he landed this 30lb 4oz pike from Chew Valley Reservoir.
The professional angling guide tempted the impressive specimen on a white and chartreuse EP Fibre Fly from an area of the vast Somerset venue known as Herriots Bay.
He said: “This was my first 30lb pike of the new season and what a cracker it was – it is one of the deepest pike I have ever caught from Chew. Locating the pike has been tricky at times now that have spawned so I have used plenty of petrol up on my boat trying to look for productive areas. That said, my clients and I have already landed over 40 pike on the fly with this the best of the new season so far, but others have been landed to 26lb.”
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