24lb pike in freezing conditions

Freezing temperatures and a gin-clear lake did little to deter keen pike angler Adam Ford when he banked this 24lb 11oz specimen.

It was caught from an undisclosed Midlands gravel pit using a six inch rudd deadbait which Adam bumped just off the bottom of the lake in order to entice fish.

 “The water temperature was just 3 degrees so I wanted to literally place the bait on the fish’s nose to get a take and it worked a treat, ” he said.

It’s been a successful winter so far for the Buckinghamshire based, 28-year-old, which has also produced a pike of 30lb 3oz and 11 other fish over 20lb.

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