crucians hit the bank
AN EARLY start was worthwhile for Stuart Heasty when he landed this mammoth 34lb 8oz pike at 5am.
Targeting a water in Southern Ireland, Stuart used a sardine on a float-leger set-up to tempt the predator. Stuart got the take after only half-an-hour’s fishing, and the fish put up an almighty scrap.
“The rod was doubled right over and all I could do was hang on with both hands as line peeled off the reel. I knew the fish was something special, and it’s a personal best that I’m sure won’t be beaten,” he said.