22lb pike from Esthwaite Water

A six inch plastic lure proved to be the downfall of Richard Bradley’s 22lb 8oz pike from Esthwaite Water in Lake District.

Fishing from a boat, the Preston-based predator angler had to endure a 30 minute battle before landing his prize.

The 280-acre fishery, which offers a personal guiding service for anglers, has been the scene of numerous captures of pike to over 20lb in recent weeks. Anyone interested in being guided on the water can do so by calling the office on: 015394 36541.