36lb 8oz Chew giant landed!

Huge pike a memory captor will 'cherish forever'

36lb 8oz Chew giant landed!

by Angling Times |

A giant predator weighing 36lb 8oz, fell to the rods of Nathan Long during a trip to pike fishing hotspot Chew Valley Lake, in Somerset.

Nathan was fishing in what he described as ‘moody conditions’ when he connected with something that he had a feeling was a bit special right from the moment he set the hooks.

“It was a murky old day, with mist rolling in. When I had a take on my herring deadbait, to begin with I actually thought a cormorant had picked me up. But when I realised that wasn’t the case and I lifted the rod, I had an inkling something special might be on the end. Then, at around 100 yards, she decided to tail-walk!

“It’s been a week now since the catch, and I can’t stop thinking about it.

“I’ll probably never beat this personal best and will cherish the memory forever.”

Nathan Long fished Chew Valley for this 36lb 8oz pike
Nathan Long fished Chew Valley for this 36lb 8oz pike
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