Impressive 24lb 10z pike taken from Lough Muckno

Andrew Powell from Co Armagh in Northern lreland landed an impressive pike of 24lb 1oz after a exausting 20min fight.

Andrew, who has been fishing for pike almost all his life, had his dream catch on a blisting cold and windy day on the popular 1000+ acre match venue Lough Muckno near Concra wood golf club.

The huge pike tail walked but was firmly hooked in the scissors before coming to the net.

This is the second twenty-pounder for Andrew, beating his personal best by nearly 3lbs.

Andrew's belief in using golden trout legered firmly on the bottom proves once more that this is a brilliant bait for big pike.