29lb pike from Chew Valley Reservoir

This cracking 29lb 4oz pike was the highlight of Darran Goulder’s session on the famous Chew Valley Reservoir in Somerset.

The Kent-based former Drennan Cup champion put his faith in a whole float fished sardine and also landed a fish of 17lb as well as a small jack at last knockings.

“The 29lb’er was caught in the second spot that we fished during the day,” explained the Shimano-backed specimen hunter. “It was ridiculously windy and we were struggling to keep the boat in place, even with two anchors out.”