26lb pike after four year break

A four year break from angling did nothing to curtail the efforts of Ian Buss who returned to his favourite venue and landed this huge 26lb 8oz pike.

The fish took the 24-year-old’s trotted roach livebait from a Hull and District Angling Association stretch of the River Hull.

“I used to fish the waterway for pike all the time and have caught them to 30lb from before so I knew there was the chance of a big fish,” said Ian. “I am on leave from the Royal Navy and just decided to get back into fishing - I’m glad I did.”

Ian’s rig included a 30lb trace and size 6 treble hooks.