Staying away from the crowds paid off for Gordon Howes with the capture of this pristine 21lb 4oz pike from Grafham Water.
The Cambridgeshire-based Waterland Fishing Guide fished with his boat partner, Andy Loble, on the opening day of the Autumn/Winter lure fishing sessions.
Gordon said: “The majority of the anglers set up for the day around the main tower so we decided to avoid the area and ventured off round the lake in search of some of the larger residents.
“It wasn’t the most productive of days, however, I did manage to net the 21lb 4oz pike on a large Fox Replicant rubber lure. This was one of the very first 20lb pike to be had on Grafham this season,” he added.
Anyone interested in booking a guided session with Gordon should visit: www.stiveslakesfishery.co.uk