This is the incredible image of one of the biggest ever pike ever caught on rod on line …..and it’s been captured on film.
The colossal predator weighing 46lb 8oz was boated by Danish angler Finn Sloth Hansen and the incredible moment when it took his trolled lure was filmed on an underwater camera during a kayak fishing trip on a private lake in his home country.
The 27-year-old Team Hobie angler boated the monster specimen, that sets a new Danish record, on his first visit to the venue after hearing the owners stories of how ducks were beginning to mysteriously disappearing on the lake.
“I was having a tough day as I couldn’t even catch a perch, but I just kept thinking about what might have been taking those ducks so I carried on changing my lures and eventually got the take” he said. “The huge fish only just fitted into my landing net and I couldn’t lift it aboard my kayak so I to paddle to shore and get help from my friends.”
It beat the previous Scandinavian record of 42lb 10oz and is just 5oz short of the current UK record caught by Roy Lewis at Llandegfedd Reservoir, Wales in 1992.
Flying the predator fishing flag for UK stillwaters is pike fishing expert Brian Ingram after he banked this huge 38lb 8oz predator.
Following hot on the heels of the recent capture of his second pike over the 40lb mark weighing 42lb 8oz and caught from Chew Valley Reservoir, the well-known specialist turned his attentions to a tough stillwater in the Midlands.
A floatfished mackerel was positioned on a shelf where the depth comes up from 25feet to around 10 feet and it was a rig that was made with 50lb Berkley Fireline, a 45lb Pike Pro wire trace and size 4 Onar trebles that were firmly struck into the jaws of the specimen by the highly respected angler from Warwickshire.
“To catch my second ‘forty’ back in February was a great achievement and this has just made my season even better as I also caught a 30lb 8oz predator last December,” said Brian.
“But it wasn’t all about pike either as I also banked an unknown 43lb 8oz carp and perch to a best of 4lb 2oz.”
Underwater footage of the 46lb 8oz pike is available to view in Team Wild Out’s exclusive video.
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