Huge 32lb 8oz River Shannon pike caught on deadbait

Three anglers shared a day to remember on the famous River Shannon last week where they took a haul of big pike which was topped by an incredible 32lb 8oz specimen.

The fish, which is believed to be the biggest authenticated pike from an Irish river so far this year, set a new personal best for well-known all-rounder Kevin Lyons, who runs the Melview Guest House in Longford, Ireland.

On the day Kevin was guiding customers Mark Whiteside and Kerry Hardy, who also got in on the action by banking fish weighing 20lb 5oz and 18lb.

The fish were taken on a combination of sea and fresh water deadbaits, and later on Kevin Lyons rounded off the trip in fine style when he tempted two more big predators weighing 25lb 4oz and 24lb 3oz on Bulldawg lures.