Many seasoned specimen anglers spend years trying to catch an upper-twenty pound pike – but Daniel French has achieved the impressive feat at the age of just six-years-old.
The Wiltshire-based schoolboy caught this cracking 28lb pike which fishing with his dad, Matthew, at Chew Valley Reservoir in Somerset.
Despite fishing hard all day drifting and casting lures, the fish was the result of the only bite of the session and came on the final cast of the session, falling to a Savage Gear 3D Brown Trout lure.
Matthew told Angling Times: “When we got the pike on the boat Daniel said ‘I didn’t know pike could get this big!’ His previous biggest was 12lb and he thought that was a monster.”
Daniel has now set up his own online blog to write about his fishing adventures: www.matthew492.wix.com/dansfishadventures