Long haul, then he banks 31lb Chew predator

The vast majority of big pike landed from predator hotspot Chew Valley Reservoir are taken from a boat, but Nathan Long banked this 31-pounder from a bankside hotspot.
Having made the 250-mile trip to the Bristol fishery from his Norfolk home, he decided to use a running leger rig with a large smelt hookbait.
Within hours of first wetting a line he was into action. Nathan said: “I was on the verge of recasting my rods but I decided to wait an extra few minutes, and that decision made all the difference.
“I initially thought it was a small pike, but once it was in the net, and then weighed, I was shaking with joy.”