Personal best 27lb pike caught on a Rapala lure

John Cameron smashed his pike personal best when he targeted his local venue in Perthshire to land this 27lb specimen.

Armed with a Rapala lure, he managed to subdue the specimen with the help of a 2.5lb test curve rod, 30lb braided mainline and a 20lb Drennan wire trace.

The fish comfortably beat his previous best for the species, that stood at 18lb, and his productive session also produced six other single figure fish.

“To beat my pb was a great surprise and the power of the fish was immense as it kept diving under the boat in a bid for freedom,” said John.