Change of method finds big predator

The ‘Piking Pirate’ Gord Burton braved harsh conditions for his latest session on a northern stillwater and gained his rewards when he banked this 26lb fish.

The Southport-based ace was battered by high winds and heavy rain but his trip was soon made worthwhile when an 18lb 8oz specimen fell for a legered mackerel presented in a deeper area of the venue.

Unconvinced that there was anything bigger in the vicinity, he headed to a shallower spot and after switching to a suspended deadbait he was rewarded with the biggest fish of the day.