Third visit to Chew Valley and new personal best

It was a case of third time lucky for Gavin Young, after landing this superb 34lb 8oz pike during a session at Chew Valley Reservoir.

The 33-year-old from Midsomer Norton in Somerset, was visiting the predator haven for the third time this year when he banked this fish, his new personal best: “I was fishing with my dad, who also landed a 27lb 9oz fish, and we decided to head to a section of open water which other anglers seem to avoid and it paid off for us,” he said. Gavin used a float ledger set-up incorporating 15lb mainline, a 40lb titanium trace and a herring deadbait on a pair of size 4 trebles.