Giant pike takes a jerkbait
ECSTATIC Daniel Brackley had every reason to smile when he boated this high-20lb pike during a trip to a reservoir in Northamptonshire.
Casting a jerkbait into open water and then working it back over a marginal shelf proved to be the winning tactic for the predator-fishing fanatic.
“On finally netting the fish I knew it was a twenty, but not this big,” he said.
“I’m still in disbelief at the size of the fish and I’m running on a high. I don’t know how I am going to top this one!”