Prebaiting isn’t a tactic you normally associate with predator fishing, but Mick Brown put the practice to good effect in his efforts to catch this 27lb 11oz specimen pike from a 26-acre Lincolnshire gravel pit.
The local predator expert baited a deep area of the venue with around 20lb of dead fish before returning the following day to bank the stunner, together with two jacks, on popped-up mackerel deadbaits.
“I hadn’t fished the lake for three years, and it doesn’t produce many big pike, so this was a real result,” Mick told Angling Times.
He also revealed that his 13-year stint as a Fox International consultant has come to an end and that he is currently in negotiations with several other companies.
“There were no hard feelings, but due to the recession they couldn’t continue with my current contract,” said Mick.