DEAN LUKER couldn’t believe his luck when he finally managed to land this 20 lb 4 oz pike following a one hour and ten minute battle after it snapped up a small fish he was reeling in.

He was float fishing at his local Ardingly Reservoir in East Sussex on the West Arm at Mill Lane.

Dean said: “I was only on Maxima 2.5 lb main line with a Drennan Supplex 2.6 lb trace with a Drennan Acolyte 13 ft Ultra float rod that I had only just bought and was trying for the first time. Incredible rod, incredible line – thanks Drennan!

“A big thanks to new friend Kieran O’Mahoney, on hand to help and take photos. Also to two anonymous carpers on hand with a big landing net and fish mat,’ he concluded.

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