37lb-plus pike caught during British Lure Angling Champs

This estimated 37lb-plus pike was the biggest fish caught during the final of the inaugural British Lure Angling Championship held at Chew Valley Reservoir in Somerset.

The impressive predator fell to the rod of Ben Tregoning whose day didn’t get off to the start he’d hoped for when his car broke down.

Despite the initial set-back he still made it to the venue where he proceeded to smash his previous best for the species of 16lb when the fish took his Ecogear BTS shad type lure.

As he didn’t have any scales on the boat he measured the fish at 120cm which gave an estimated weight of between 37lb and 40lb.

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