Pike with eyes bigger than its belly chokes on carp

It was a meal too far for this greedy pike when a 3lb carp became lodged in its throat.

The 12lb fish which had resided in Hermitage fishery in Clare, Suffolk, came to its end after clearly biting off more than it could chew.

Anglers had caught the pike three times in 2011 – it was one of only two in there which had been stocked by owner David Walker to control numbers of fry.