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A FIVE-year campaign to catch one of the UK’s biggest pike finally ended in success for Chris Darke when he slipped the net under this 41lb 12oz leviathan.
The giant predator was taken on a freelined ide deadbait from renowned northern pike fishing venue Wykeham Lakes, in North Yorkshire.
Chris’s fish is reported to be the same specimen which made the headlines back in 2014, when his fishing partner Wyndon Coole landed it for the second time at the record-shaking weight of 46lb 11oz – England’s biggest pike ever.
TOP TIP: “On pressured waters it pays to try something a bit different – in my case a minimalist rig and an ide deadbait.”