Huge 38lb pike landed on the Trent

Here is one of the biggest pike ever from the River Trent... and it was caught by an angler fishing from a kayak!

The colossal specimen, which tipped the scales at exactly 38lb, was caught by kayak fishing fanatic Jason Pardoe, who tempted it on a 10ins Sovereign Bass Harasser lure. The picture of the giant predator very nearly never surfaced, and was only brought to light following the Sheffield angler’s capture of a 17lb 2oz zander from the same waterway – reported last week.

Few anglers fish the Trent for pike but Jason’s, which he caught from a tidal stretch of the waterway earlier in the season, will no doubt whet the appetite of predator fishing fans across the country.