Quiet day shattered as sardine tempts 20lb pike

A quiet day on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal perked up when Gordon Cash netted this 20lb 8oz pike.
The Wigan angler had set his sights on the venue’s stocks of predators and used a slice of sardine to try to lure them in during the day on a local stretch of the water.
Early signs suggested that he was in for a day to forget, but those fears were soon allayed when the fish mouthed the bait.
A short battle ensued, before Gordon slipped the net under his prize.