20lb Derwent pike on first cast of day

Predator fishing fan Kamil Sulima struck gold on his first cast of the day when he banked this 20lb-plus pike from the Derbyshire Derwent.

Targeting an Earl of Harrington’s AC stretch of the waterway, the club member used a 7cm Salmo Frisky Real Roach lure in pacey water, and he didn’t have to wait long for the explosive action to begin.

Several vicious lunges were made by the fish, but the hooks held in place and his prize was soon in the net.

The fish was measured at 117cm but was not weighed in order to get it back into the water quickly.