Gi­ant pike takes a jerk­bait

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

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!”

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