Early start brings pike success for Gord Burton

Predator fishing legend Gord Burton proved that when the temperatures are high, it can pay to get out there early, when he banked this superb 25lb 8oz pike before 5am on a session last week.

The well-known angler, from Southport, Merseyside, and his fishing companion began fishing at a stillwater in south west Scotland at 3.45 am and by the time it got light the duo had caught 10 pike, with Gord’s specimen topping the haul.

They alternated between lures and coarse dead baits to amass their catch from a loch in the Dumfries and Galloway region.

“I fancied that the big fish would be on the move before it got light because it was such a hot, sunny day….and I was right,” said Gord.

“This just goes to show that if you’re prepared to get up and get out there before everyone else then the rewards are there for the taking, especially at this time of the year.”